LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — There were tense moments Thursday night at The Grove as moviegoers feared the worst after a fire alarm was triggered.
The sounding alarm spurred the temporary evacuation of movie theaters at the popular outdoor shopping center in the Fairfax District. No fire was reported.READ MORE: Rain, Hail Fall On Parts Of Orange County
The incident unfolded about 8 p.m., about a third of the way into the much-anticipated premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Reaction on Twitter was immediate.
“Star Wars” fans returned to the film after the fire department gave the all-clear, but many said they were scared during the evacuation and thought of San Bernardino.MORE NEWS: CDC Reverses Advisory Panel Recommendation, Includes High-Risk Workers In Booster Shot Eligibility
Law enforcement described the incident as an “accident.”