A Lawndale neighborhood had to be evacuated overnight after deputies responding to a suspicious vehicle call late Thursday night found military ordinances in the backyard of a home. The call came in about 11 p.m. for the vehicle in the 14700 block of Avis Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Responding deputies entered a residence and discovered a cache of military ordinances in the backyard of the location, the Sheriff’s Department stated.
Authorities detained a man at the home and began to evacuate the neighborhood as they waited for a bomb squad to arrive. Avis Avenue was closed from West 147th Street to 149th Street during the investigation.