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Script left at Beverly Hills talent agency blown up by police

August 11, 2011 |  7:22 pm

Behhtt An aspiring screenwriter whose briefcase was blown up by police had left it at a Beverly Hills talent agency hoping someone would read a script inside, authorities said.

Beverly Hills police responded shortly after 9 a.m to an office building in the 400 block of North Camden Avenue after an unidentified man brought a locked briefcase to a talent agency with the hope that someone in the office would review the script inside.

The man left and a security guard removed the case and left it in the alley behind the office. Beverly Hills officers cordoned off the area and evacuated adjoining offices.

The Los Angeles County sheriff’s bomb squad arrived at 10:30 a.m.  The bomb squad detonated the briefcase, which was found to contain a laptop computer and papers that included a script the man had been trying to show.

The man was briefly detained at the scene by officers before being released.

Sources familiar with the case said the man had been harassing the agency in an effort to get the script read and were concerned about “irrational comments” concerning the agency.


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Image: Map shows the approximate location of a suspicious package found in Beverly Hills. Source: Google Maps