Update: 2:17 a.m. Friday.
Two active-duty military members have been taken into police custody in connection with suspicious devices found inside a pickup truck in a Redondo Beach parking lot.
Devin Gajewski, 24, and Thomas Bazer, 20, were arrested. The two are active duty Marines stationed at Twentynine Palms. Early reports of the explosives coming from Camp Pendleton appear to be incorrect.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department bomb squad used a robot to investigate the truck, which contained a military training device called a stun grenade that can be used to simulate artillery shells, police said.
Redondo Beach Police Capt. Jeff Hink said the department received a call shortly after 8 p.m. from the U.S. Military with a detailed description of a white Dodge pickup truck in the area that may be carrying explosives.
Officers found the truck in the parking lot. The two active-duty Marines—who were wearing civilian clothes—were standing next to the truck and were "detained without incident," Hink said.
Hink said he didn't know why the men were in Redondo Beach; however, he said that it didn't appear to have anything to do with the neighboring , which closed at 9 p.m. Target, Living Spaces, Sprouts and Nordstrom Rack were evacuated. A blast perimeter was also set up.
Redondo police impounded the pickup truck. It wasn't immediately clear who it belonged to. Police Sgt. Scott Weibel said the truck would be handed over to the military as evidence.
"The whole investigation will be turned over to military authorities, and they'll handle it from here," Redondo Police Sgt. Scott Weibel said.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating.
City News Service contributed to this report.