A telephoned bomb threat today prompted the early closure of the Getty Museum in Brentwood.
The “threatening phone call” was received about 2:50 p.m. at the
museum at 1200 Getty Center Drive in the Sepulveda Pass area.
“We are working closely with the LAPD, which in an abundance of caution
has asked us to close the Getty Center early and begin moving visitors from
the site,” according to a museum statement. “ Once visitors have departed, we
will ask staff to leave in an orderly manner.”
The Bomb Squad Was Not Deployed
Officers were sent to the scene, but a bomb squad was not immediately
activated, according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police
Department’s Media Relations Section.
City News Service.
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