BRENTWOOD (CBSLA) – A man claiming to have an explosive forced the evacuation of several stores in the West Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood for several hours Wednesday morning.
According to Los Angeles police, a man entered a Coffee Bean at San Vicente Boulevard and South Barrington Avenue at around 7:45 a.m. Responding officers evacuated the Coffee Bean, as well as neighboring stores. The intersection was also closed.
An LAPD bomb squad was called out and appeared to be using a robot to examine an item that was sitting in the roadway.
The man was taken into custody, police said.
The scene was cleared sometime before 10:45 a.m. and the evacuation was lifted. No further details were confirmed.
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