Hollywood on LOCKDOWN after ‘bomb scare at subway station’ weeks before Oscars
A HOLLYWOOD subway station was shut down after a suspicious package was found on the station tracks.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff bomb squad was called to investigate the scene at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland as the station was cleared, with several nearby streets shut down as part of the security measures.
Nearby metro stations, as well as two nearby theatres were also evacuated as a result of the bomb scare.
One Twitter user wrote: “So Hollywood is at a standstill again. This time a bomb scare on Hollywood Blvd near Highland. Many helicopters hovering.”
A black backpack was reported leaning on the third rail of the station tracks at around 11.30pm GMT (4.30pm PDT) Friday.
The LA County Sheriff’s office tweeted around an hour and a half later warning citizens to stay away from the areas cordoned off.