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.
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.