LAPD Bomb Squad Clears Suspicious Item on Hollywood Christmas Parade Route

The Hollywood Christmas Parade in 2014

The area is the starting spot for the parade.

The Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad responded to a suspicious item near the start of the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade route.

At around 1:30 p.m., authorities were notified about the item at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, near the TCL Chinese Theatre, said a department spokeswoman.

The area is the starting spot for the parade, which was set to kick off at 5 p.m.

By 6 p.m., the item was cleared, police said. 


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