GRIFFITH PARK—Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department evacuated the Greek Theatre following a call-in bomb threat on Sunday, July 15.
The sold-out show by YouTuber Fousey was cancelled when someone claimed they would bomb the Griffith Park venue if the LAPD did not pay them $5,000. The show was titled “Hate Dies, Love Arrives.” The threat prompted officers to evacuate more than 1,500 audience members and to bring in K-9 units and the LAPD Bomb Squad.
Authorities indicated they did not find any explosives at the venue, and would be working to identify the caller who phoned in the threat.
The bomb threat was the third emergency in Griffith Park within the past week. On Saturday, July 14, the LAPD evacuated the Griffith Observatory due to a report of a suspicious package, which was not related to Sunday’s bomb threat. On Tuesday, July 10, officers and Griffith Park rangers ordered an evacuation because of a nearby brush fire.
After Sunday’s evacuation, Fousey held his show in the venue’s parking lot. He later posted on Instagram a photo of him performing surrounded by fans.
“Tonight was the most beautiful night of my life. And it was all because I was able to share it with y’all,” read the Instagram caption.