Temple and Surrounding Area Evacuated in Los Angeles Amid Bomb and Shooting Threat

UPDATE: Police have cleared the area and are allowing people to return to their homes. They were unable to find anyone and believe the call was a hoax. Residents were evacuated for over five hours.

Palms Temple and the surrounding Palms neighborhood have been evacuated in Los Angeles amid a possible bomb and shooting threat.

Police say that a man reportedly called in a threat, saying that he had firearms and explosives in the temple and was going to shoot people. Around 30 people in the surrounding area were evacuated.

Police have yet to confirm whether the man is inside, but say that if he is confirmed to be inside, bomb squad and a SWAT team would be called in.

Source: Area Around Palms Temple Evacuated Amid Possible Bomb, Shooting Threat | KTLA

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