first_img Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Lopez said the investigation initially began at 9 a.m., when police found a stick of dynamite inside the freezer of an apartment in the 5100 block of Coldwater Canyon, near Magnolia Boulevard. “The person who lived at the apartment was reporting that the dynamite was inside the freezer of his apartment,” Lopez said. “Officers initiated an evacuation and called the bomb squad, who retrieved the item.” Police were told by the man who lived in the apartment that the dynamite belonged to a roommate who had moved two weeks earlier, Lopez said. The roommate had already been in custody for car theft. When questioned, the roommate told police he obtained the stick of dynamite in the 7900 block of Haskell Avenue, Lopez said. “When officers arrived there were two individuals in there,” Lopez said. “The Los Angeles Police Department is taking every measure to make sure all precautions are met.” Earlier reports said one of the suspects at the Haskell Avenue building was a woman. VAN NUYS – A man suspected of having explosives was arrested Tuesday after barricading himself in a building in an industrial area that was evacuated by police. Businesses along the 7900 block of Haskell Avenue were shut down at about 2:45 p.m. as authorities investigated reports of explosives in the area, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Mike Lopez. Another man was detained when police approached the 800-square-foot building. The other man barricaded himself for several hours before surrendering to police in the evening, Lopez said. “What we’re doing now is conducting interviews with the individuals to find any explosives inside,” Lopez said. last_img