LAPD headquarters on lockdown after white powder found
The first floor of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters has been evacuated and the remainder of the 10-story building has been put on lockdown after an envelope containing a suspicious white powder was discovered Thursday.
Yellow caution tape was strung around the downtown facility while a haz-mat crew combed the building.
Police said the envelope was found in the department's Records and Identification Bureau shortly before noon.
A note reading "You all deserve to die" was found inside the envelope, officials said.
-- Andrew Blankstein
Photo: LAPD headquarters. Credit: Los Angeles Times