Shopping mall evacuated; bomb squad investigates packages [Updated]
The Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad was sent to the scene about 4 p.m. as shoppers were evacuated by shopping mall security personnel.
It's unclear what was inside the package or whether it posed any risk.
[Updated, 8:14 p.m.: Authorities determined that the suspicious package was not a threat or an explosive device.]
Photo: Shoppers walk through the Westfield Fashion Square mall in Sherman Oaks. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times