Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Suspicious package in downtown L.A. causes morning delays

Image: Map shows location of where a suspicious package was found in downtown. Source: Google MapsAuthorities have determined that a suspicious package found at the federal building in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday morning was not a threat.

The package, discovered about 8 a.m. at 300 N. Los Angeles St., kept people from entering the building, and prompted traffic to be blocked off, authorities said.

Federal officers at the building, not equipped with their own K-9 unit, called Los Angeles Police Department officers for help.

The package was deemed safe. After officers on scene finish their work, foot traffic into the building will be reopened, police said.

Police said hundreds of people were forced to wait outside as the package was examined.


Good deed elicits a 'despicable' slaying

Gumby robbery might have been prank, not crime

Sumatran tiger cub's death at L.A. Zoo still a mystery

-- Robert Faturechi

Image: Map shows where a suspicious package was found in downtown L.A. Source: Google Maps

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: