January 11, 2019 12:25 am
Updated: January 11, 2019 5:26 am

LAPD headquarters re-opens following probe of suspicious package

Los Angeles Police Department officers and employees watch the Occupy LA protest from the LAPD Headquarters across the street in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.

AP Photo/Dan Steinberg

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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