BRENTWOOD—A “suspicious package” was delivered to a West Los Angeles high-rise building on Tuesday, August 9. The event caused the building to be evacuated and the closure of part of Wilshire Boulevard until the Los Angeles Fire Department and a bomb squad arrived to the scene and determined there was no danger.
Firefighters were sent to Wilshire Bundy Plaza, shortly after 1 p.m., after the item was delivered to the Social Security Administration office on the fourth floor of the building.
According to reports, there were numerous firefighters and other first responders that were located in front of the Bundy Plaza. About five fire engines and 35 firefighters were visible on the street.
According to the LAFD Spokesman, Brian Humphrey, the item was initially reported to be leaking an unknown substance, but that turned out to be a mistake.
The investigation forced the closure of Wilshire Boulevard between Bundy Drive and Amherst Avenue. According to the LAPD, the building was cleared for patrons to return to at 3:45 p.m.