LAPD Headquarters Reopens After Suspicious Package Prompts Evacuation

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The building, located on 100 W. First St., was evacuated just after 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in downtown is reopening after it was briefly evacuated due to a suspicious package that was located in the mail room.

"Due to a suspicious package, LAPD’s Headquarters located at 1st and Main in Downtown Los Angeles has been evacuated," the LAPD Headquarters handle tweeted Thursday. "HazMat Personnel are responding and we will update as information becomes available. Please avoid the area."

The building, located on 100 W. First St., was evacuated just after 7 p.m. An hour after the LAPD's first tweet, the police department disclosed that the package, an envelope, contained a "powdery substance" and was still under investigation.

Shortly thereafter, the department tweeted that the envelope was cleared and "determined to be safe" by its HazMat unit. Headquarters and the area around it was set to reopen soon thereafter.

The LAPD did not respond to calls from The Hollywood Reporter.

Jan. 10, 9:42 p.m. Updated to include LAPD's disclosure of the contents of the package.

Jan. 10, 9:54 p.m. Updated to include LAPD tweet about reopening.