Man brings grenade into LA hospital emergency room

WESTWOOD (CNS) – Someone brought a grenade into the Veterans
Administration West Los Angeles Medical Center Monday, prompting authorities to
evacuate it for about three hours until a bomb squad determined it was inert.

A 66-year-old man, reportedly a veteran known to hospital employees, was
being detained.

A bomb squad was sent to the hospital in the 11300 block of Wilshire
Boulevard about 7 a.m., said Sgt. Rich Pena of the Sheriff's Headquarters

About 10 a.m., explosives experts determined that the item was inert,
and the emergency room evacuation was discontinued, said sheriff's Sgt. Michael

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