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February 12, 2009
The Daily Breeze (Southern California)
February 10, 2009
An LAPD bomb squad was sent to Westwood today to inspect a UCLA commuter van targeted Feb. 2 by the Animal Liberation Front, authorities said. The van was towed away, but police did not say why or what evidence may have been found.
ALF took responsibility Saturday for putting paint stripper on a UCLA van found parked along a San Clemente street and leaving a "surprise underneath." The group has left mock bombs under vehicles in the past.
Los Angeles police Officer Ana Aguirre of Media Relations said police went to check out the van, parked near Malcolm and Ohio avenues, at the request of UCLA police about 7:45 a.m. today. About 90 minutes later, the area was declared safe, she said.
Phil Hampton of UCLA said the van was the same one targeted in San Clemente. Apparently, a driver took it on rounds this morning before parking it near Malcolm and Ohio avenues.
ALF, which claims to have damaged more than 20 UCLA vans, is opposed to medical research involving primates at UCLA Medical Center.
Contact: Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD
Animal Liberation Press Office
6320 Canoga Avenue #1500
Woodland Hills, CA 91367