Southern California -- this just in

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

Bomb threat at sober living center leads to evacuation

October 3, 2010 |  5:42 pm

A phoned-in bomb threat about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon prompted police to order the evacuation of the Beit T’Shuvah sober living facility on Venice Boulevard in West Los Angeles. Residents waited a block away for more than an hour as Los Angeles police officers searched the building.

Police diverted traffic on Venice between Helms Avenue and National Boulevard. Dozens of furniture shoppers in Culver City’s Helms Bakery District across the street were ordered to stay inside the stores.

Officers gave the all clear just before 4 p.m., and residents returned to the sober living facility.

-- Martha Groves