Sherman Oaks Westfield Fashion Square Mall evacuated

SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES

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.

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