The Beverly Center mall has been evacuated and a bomb squad was called after a suspicious package was reported to police.
Police were called around 12 p.m. by an owner of a vehicle who stated that there was a briefcase in the back seat of his car that wasn’t there previously, an LAPD spokesperson says to
When officers arrived, they made the decision to call the bomb squad and evacuate the Beverly Center.
, which first reported the news, noted that the car was parked in the multilevel garage at the mall.
The bomb squad detonated the package after the Los Angeles Fire Department doused it, a LAPD spokesperson tells , confirming an ABC7 report.
The mall is located at 8500 Beverly Boulevard.