LAPD headquarters re-opens following probe of suspicious package

The headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were set to be re-opened on Thursday after a suspicious package was spotted in the building’s mail room on Thursday night.

The LAPD confirmed that the building had been evacuated at around 8:15 p.m. PT.

ABC7 and Fox 11 reported that the package was found in the mail room.

The LAPD’s headquarters are located at 100 W. First Street in downtown Los Angeles.

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KTLA reporter Kimberly Cheng tweeted that a suspicious letter with powder inside had been mailed to the headquarters, and the evacuation happened as a precaution.

Most employees evacuated were civilians, Cheng added.

The LAPD tweeted that a “suspicious envelope containing a powdery substance” was being investigated by the hazmat team.

It was later cleared and determined to be safe.

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