The Beverly Center, a mall in Los Angeles, was evacuated Sunday afternoon. Panicked shoppers took to Twitter.

Twitchy will monitor for any further updates.

Update: News outlets are reporting that a suspicious package was found.

#bombthreat #bombsquad streets blocked off... Beverly/lacienega/sanvicente #beverlycenter ... #traffic #LA

Rapper YG and Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga were caught up in the madness.


An LAPD bomb squad robot has been sent into the parking structure to “water blast” the suspicious package.

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The Beverly Center will reportedly not reopen today.


KTLA reporter Sarah Welch reports that LAPD may allow the mall to reopen later today.


The Beverly Center evacuation has been lifted.

So, was there a bomb? According to one reporter, the LAPD says the “suspicious” briefcase had not-so-suspicious contents and the mall has reopened.

Back to business as usual.

We will continue to monitor this situation and update with further developments.