A bank employee in Burbank agreed Monday to suit up in protective bomb gear to unlock a complicated safe containing what could have been an explosive device, authorities said.
Bomb investigators knew that a suspicious package was left in the money slot at Community Bank at 2800 North Hollywood Way, but exactly what was in the safe was unknown.
When investigators had problems opening the safe — which required performing a "complicated procedure" — the employee stepped up.
"It was pretty heroic of her," said Rob Harris, a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's arson and explosives detail who, along with Sgt. Joe Acevedo, responded to the incident. "She was rock-solid."