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UPDATE: Suspicious Package in Del Rey Not a Bomb

Man calls FedEx Office store on Glencoe Avenue to report a bomb inside a package there.

A Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad was sent to investigate a suspicious package in Del Rey Friday that turned out to not be a threat, the department said.

A package was delivered to the FedEx Office store in the 4300 block of Glencoe Avenue around 2:45 p.m., according to LAPD spokesman Richard French. The male suspect dropped the package off and left the store, he said.

"He later called back and stated that there was a bomb in it," French said.

The package turned out to be "some kind of medicine box" and the all-clear was given around 6:30 p.m., said LAPD officer Gregory Baek.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Justin Levine June 08, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I was watching 'Prometheus' at the UA Marina 6 today when management turned the lights on an hour into the film and asked everyone to evacuate 'get in your cars and drive away'. They said they were not at liberty to say what was going on (but they handed out free passes to another screening as we filed out).
apmarina June 09, 2012 at 01:22 AM
I was going into Jerry's Deli when it started around 3pm, I think Jerry's was the only place they didn't evacuate. A couple of people said the package was at the Fedex Office store. As far as I know they're still there, or were when i left around 5:30.
nan June 09, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Ah, so that's what it was about. My husband had the exact same experience....he was watching the movie too. Now he wants to go back tonight to see the rest of it!
peter June 09, 2012 at 03:15 AM
i saw the big tall guy being taken in, quess will all find out who this bozo is
Aubianne M Poulter June 09, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Ha! Hi, Justin. I guess I don't need to tell you about this now. Far as I can see, there's still no official news anywhere. The more I considered the details of the situation, I realised the unlikely - and illogical - nature of it. Why a matinee showing, when the theatre is likely at half capacity - even with the release of a long-awaited blockbuster? Just doesn't make sense. Still, evacuating an entire plaza because of a 'suspicious package' in a small portion of a very large surface area? ... That doesn't quite jive, either. Guess we'll just have to see what develops.
David June 09, 2012 at 09:58 PM
After having read the comments by Aubianne M Poulter I realize that I never cease to be amazed. I am sure that the person who left the suspicious package did not know and did not care about the theatre schedule. What does the theatre attendance have to do with a potential bomb being left at FedEx? And, she questions the actions of evacuating the theatre. That package could have caused severe damage and it might not have been confined to just the FedEx Office. Perhaps I am fortunate, or maybe unfortunate, to have recently served in the military and to have witnessed the massive destruction caused by devices about the size of a small microwave oven. And, yes, I have had some friends who lost lives, legs and arms as a result. The police were just being overly cautious. It is better to be "safe than sorry". If the theatre had not evacuated and there had been a massive explosion and some people got hurt, then everyone would be blaming the police and the theatre. True, many of the threats are hoaxes but, unfortunately, we have to take them seriously. FedEx has been the target of many threats such as the anthrax threats and the recent bombs, in copy machine ink refills, being shipped by Fedex. Incidents like this cause up a great inconvenience, but unfortunately that is the world in which we live.

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