GRIFFITH PARK (CBSLA) – A suspicious item forced the evacuation of the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, a popular attraction for thousands of tourists per day.
According to Los Angeles police, the observatory was evacuated sometime before 2:10 p.m. due to a suspicious item.
Authorities say around 12:40 p.m. they got a call about a suspicious package in the area. When they arrived they found a package on the outside of the building.
An LAPD bomb squad was on scene and after hours of searching the package was deemed safe.