Suspicious 9/11-Themed 'Bomb' on Metro Bus A Hoax

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad was working late hours early Monday thanks to a suspicious "device" left on a Metro bus in the Valley.

A Styrofoam cup with protruding wires bearing the message "9/11. Remember." was left around midnight on the bus at San Fernando Road and Van Nuys Boulevard, according to the LASD, reports City News Service.

Metro sheriff's Sgt. Andrew Bedogne says the cup "was not left there by accident."

The Bomb Squad spent about two hours investigating the potential explosive, but ultimately deemed it was a hoax.