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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Friday June 7th, 2019 :: 06:45 p.m. PDT

Advisory

Van Nuys Courthouse HazMat response.

     On June 7, 2019, at approximately 1:30 pm, a deputy assigned to the Van Nuys Courthouse located at 14400 Erwin Street Mall in the city of Van Nuys, was conducting a search of an inmate’s property for possible contraband.  The deputy located an unknown substance, believed to be possibly hazardous.  Believing there may have been a risk of exposure to inmates and deputies from a hazardous substance, all inmate movement within the courthouse was suspended.
     The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau HAZMAT Detail Team along with The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to conduct an investigation into the substance, and checked the involved employees and inmates for possible exposure.  
     It was determined there was not a HAZMAT incident, therefore there was no exposure.  The substance was determined to be a narcotic that was subsequently booked as evidence. Normal operations in the courthouse resumed.
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Deputy Edmo L Luna
Sheriff's Information Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Los Angeles California 90012
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