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Bomb Threat Suspect Hospitalized on 72-Hour Hold

The El Segundo incident on Wednesday brought police to the scene, including officers from Manhattan Beach.

A man on a bus in El Segundo who falsely claimed to have a bomb Wednesday was hospitalized on a 72-hour psychiatric hold.

The man told the bus driver he had a bomb about 11:30 a.m., prompting the driver to stop the bus in the 200 block of East Imperial Highway, El Segundo police Lt. Jeff Leyman said.

Police took the man into custody and evacuated the bus and some nearby homes, he said.   

A bomb squad cleared the scene about 1:30 p.m., Leyman said.  

State law enables police to hospitalize people who demonstrate a threat to themselves or others for as long as 72 hours.

- City News Service

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