L.A. mall evacuated: What caused the bomb scare?

An L.A. mall was evacuated after a man raised concerns about a briefcase in his car. More than 1,000 mall employees and 300 shoppers were evacuated during the investigation.

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An L.A. mall was evacuated for more than four hours on Sunday. More than 1,000 workers and Los Angelenos were evacuated from the upscale mall for more than four hours over a suspicious briefcase.

L.A.P.D. Capt. Lillian Carranza says a man returned to his car Sunday on the first floor of the parking structure at the Beverly Center. Carranza says the man called police and told them the car and a briefcase inside it had been moved, and after recent suspicions over his safety he was extremely concerned.

A bomb squad arrived and police cleared out the large mall, with about 1,300 people in all evacuating.

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The bomb squad used a robot to remove the briefcase from the car, blasted it with water and detonated it. Nothing dangerous was discovered.

The mall reopened at about 5 p.m.

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