Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bad Day With a BatCat (Updated)

A bomb threat was phoned in at a Wilshire Blvd. Temple. While L.A.P.D. responded, another bomb threat was phoned in with the alleged bomb placed in the trunk of a L.A.P.D. cruiser that was parked near the Temple.
The cruiser was lifted and searched by a Bomb Squad BatCat and remote controlled robot.
Traffic in the area was shut down for most of the day.
No bombs were found.

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with yesterday's bomb threats targeting the Wilshire Boulevard Temple and then an LAPD patrol car parked nearby, police say. The Los Angeles Times has identified the suspect as Wan Ryung Song, also known as Patrick Song.

BatCat lifting a cruiser.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012