The building is at 100 W. First St. The evacuation began just after 7 p.m. The scene was given an all-clear around 9:40 p.m.
Officials say the suspicious item was an envelope containing a powdery substance. It was investigated and cleared by the HazMat unit.
Due to a suspicious package, LAPD’s Headquarters located at 1st and Main in Downtown Los Angeles has been evacuated. HazMat Personnel are responding and we will update as information becomes available. Please avoid the area.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 11, 2019
UPDATE: A suspicious envelope containing a powdery substance at LAPD Headquarters in Downtown LA has been cleared and determined to be safe by our HazMat Unit. The area will be re-opening soon to normal operations.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 11, 2019