MANHATTAN BEACH ( — Police asked for the public’s help Thursday to identify a man who threatened to blow up a studio in Manhattan Beach.

Three calls on Sept. 14 between 8:30 and 9:25 a.m. to Manhattan Beach Studios expressed hatred toward America and Americans and an intention to blow up the studio, Manhattan Beach police officials said.

Detectives determined the calls were made from a phone booth in Santa Monica, where detectives were able to get surveillance video from a nearby business at the time of one of the calls, police said.

He was described a man with dark skin, between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot-2, wearing glasses and a watch on his right wrist, a pink short-sleeved Polo-type shirt, black pants and black shoes with pink shoe laces. He drove a black 2002-2006 model BMW 325i sedan convertible with a black top.

Anyone with information about this man’s identity or the threat can call Manhattan Beach police Sgt. Paul Ford at (310) 802-5123.


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