Police are withholding the man’s name until the investigation has concluded.
“He’s not going anywhere,” Lopez said.
LAPD spokesman Sgt. Frank Preciado said there was “no terrorist connection whatsoever.”
“This appears to be an individual who was just very curious with explosive devices and then manufactured them,” Preciado said.
During the evacuation, residents were directed to a nearby shelter being managed by the Red Cross.
Los Angeles firefighters and Culver City police are assisting the department. The LAPD’s criminal conspiracy unit and Hazmat team are also investigating.