LACMA and Tar Pits Closures Due to Bomb Threat

As we reported yesterday, both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the La Brea Tar Pits were closed for most of the day and evening on Friday for investigation of an at-the-time unspecified threat.

Police spent most of the day investigating, and both organizations were given an “all clear” around 5 p.m.

According to

“The threat was received about 10:45 a.m. to the facilities in the 5800 and 5900 blocks of Wilshire Boulevard, according to Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im, who said threat came in the form of “an automated voice recording” that warned of an explosion that was to occur at a specific time, reported to be 2 p.m.”

That deadline passed without incident, however, and apparently no further signs of danger were found.  Both facilities are set to open as usual today.

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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