David Patton, 52, is behind bars today, authorities said.
Police found the bomb on the floor of an SUV during a traffic stop about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Reseda Boulevard and Devonshire Street, causing the evacuation of businesses and residences in a quarter-mile radius.
Patton was arrested under the suspicion of reckless possession of a destructive device, and was held on $500,000 bail, Los Angeles police Lt. Jason Zabel said..
Police summoned a bomb squad to the scene and the device was safely detonated by the bomb squad.
--City News Service