LAPD bomb squad responds to possible threat in Koreatown
An LAPD bomb squad was called to a Koreatown intersection Tuesday morning after a possible threat was called in, authorities said.
Details of the incident were unclear, but Los Angeles police Officer Luis Garcia said someone called 911 with the bomb threat at 7:53 a.m. The caller mentioned the intersection of Wilshire and South Hobart boulevards but apparently did not mention a specific building, Garcia said.
Police arrived and began diverting nearby traffic, Garcia said. Television footage showed the bomb squad arriving shortly before 9:30 a.m. and a police dog searching the area.
It was not immediately clear if nearby buildings were evacuated. The Wilshire Boulevard Temple sits at the intersection, but a woman who answered the phone Tuesday morning said the temple was closed for the day.
An unidentified woman who answered the phone at a nearby law office said police were in the area Tuesday morning, but by about 9 a.m. they had not been asked to leave the building.
— Kate Mather