VAN NUYS — Los Angeles police evacuated about 60 homes here Thursday after they traced a package containing explosive materials to a Van Nuys man.
The man, a pyrotechnist, was being questioned by police late Thursday, said Lt. Willie Guerrero of the Van Nuys Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. Guerrero said he did not know whether the man is a licensed pyrotechnist.
The evacuation was ordered Thursday afternoon after a worker at Mail Boxes Etc. in Van Nuys reported finding a package containing explosive materials, Guerrero said.
Officers went to the address listed on the package and found a large quantity of explosive materials at the home in the 7900 block of Genesta Avenue, Guerrero said.