Two Bomb Squad Responses Hit Icons in Burbank in 24 Hour Period

Emergency equipment including Crash rigs and Burbank Fire stoodby at entrance to The Bob Hope Airport. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Late Saturday night The Bob Hope Airport Terminal was evacuated while a unit of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad checked out a vehicle parked in front of it.

The entrance to The Bob Hope Airport was closed with emergency equipment while LASO Bomb Technicians investigated a device in front of the terminal. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Bob Hope Airport Police called on the LASO Bomb Squad, Burbank Fire Department, Airport Fire Crash Rigs and Burbank Police to assist in shutting all traffic coming into the airport at Hollywood Way and Thornton.

The emergency equipment was released after the Bomb Squad found that the car was not threat. The car was later impounded to Girard & Peterson Towing.

About 13 hours later, a package was spotted by the entrance to the Warner Bros. Ranch facility Gate 11 on Hollywood Way.  Upon inspection by the first resonding Burbank Police officer, it appeared that there were possibly wires and the package was making a noise.

Hollywood Way was closed from Verdugo to Alameda with the help of the Glendale Police Dept. as the bomb squad was once again called to Burbank.  Residents in the apartments across the street on Hollywood Way between Oak St. and Vedugo Ave. were evacuated.

The Sheriff’s Bomb Squad deployed their robot that set off a small charge near the package.  After it was examined, the package was found to be of no danger.  It was not disclosed what was actually in the package.

Residents were allowed to return to their apartments at 5:15 pm and the street was opened soon after that.