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Hundreds evacuated in California town after discovery of potentially explosive device
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:39 AM EDT
Hundreds of homes and businesses in the Central California town of Solvang have been evacuated following discovery of a potentially explosive device.
The evacuations cover anyone within a 1,500-foot radius of the device.
Officials didn't further elaborate on the type of device.
The Sheriff's Department bomb squad and a bomb disposal team from Vandenberg Air Force Base are on the scene Wednesday night.
The tiny town 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles is a tourist stop known for its Danish-themed shops and buildings.
Information from: Santa Maria Times, http://www.santamariatimes.com/