The mall was evacuated due to a suspicious package, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
An LAPD bomb squad was summoned to the location.
Hundreds of people were evacuated. Crowds were dispersed by 5 p.m.
A bomb squad robot was being made ready to be deployed at 5 p.m.
A police command post was set up in a mall parking lot.
As of 6 p.m. Thursday, the situation was ognoing.
By 6:30 p.m., police determined that the device found was not a bomb. Police gave the all-clear.