LOS ANGELES - Police investigated a suspicious device found near a Ralph's grocery store in West Los Angeles Friday afternoon.
LAPD officers and the bomb squad responded to the area of Stoner Avenue and Mississippi Avenue shortly after 2 p.m.
The immediate area was closed off for the investigation.
LAPD said a student walking home discovered what appeared to be a battery wrapped in black electric tape with a wire attached to it in the bushes on Mississippi Avenue mid-block between Stoner and Barrington.
An LAPD robot was sent in to inspect the device and just before 4:30 p.m., police determined the device was not a threat to the public.
No further details were immediately known.