Los Angeles Police were in the process of closing Hollywood Blvd between Highland Ave and Orange just before noon on Tuesday for what seems to be a bomb threat or suspicious package. The bomb squad and fire department have been summoned to the scene.
UPDATE: An all clear was given by LAPD just before 1PM and the street was quickly reopened. Some news reports say that a vehicle loaded with barrels was the focus of the incident, however all we are able to confirm is that a vehicle was parked in a no parking zone.
Hollywood Blvd was being closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and all merchants along the street were being asked to close their doors, not letting anyone in or out. In addition, the Metro Red Line station at Hollywood and Highland is being closed as well.
The focus of the incident appears to be a vehicle parked in front of the Kodak Theater, however that is not yet confirmed.
A command post has been established at Hawthorn and Highland. Police have summoned representatives from Metro, the Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Fire Department and nearby Hollywood High School to the command post.
We will post updates to this page when more information is known.