Unattended backpack leads to evacuations in Hollywood

Los Angeles police investigate a suspicious package in the 8000 block of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.

Multiple businesses in Hollywood were evacuated on Wednesday morning after an unattended backpack was found in a parking lot, police said.

The discovery was made in the 8000 block of Sunset Boulevard shortly before 8 a.m.

Sunset Boulevard was closed between N. Crescent Heights and Laurel Canyon boulevards, and a bomb squad with the Los Angeles Police Department was called to the scene.

The evacuation was called off shortly before noon when a bomb squad found no explosives in the backpack.

City News Service contributed to this report
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