UPDATE: THR Staffers Returning To Wilshire Blvd. Offices After Suspicious Package Forces Evacuation
2ND UPDATE, 11:33 AM: THR staffers are returning to the building after getting the all-clear from authorities.
PREVIOUS, 11:08 AM: The Hollywood Reporter‘s Mid-Wilshire headquarters has been evacuated and an LA Fire Department haz-mat unit is now on the scene. The LAPD is also at the building, located at 5700 Wilshire, after receiving a call at 9:47 AM reporting a suspicious package. Staffers numbering as many as 150, according to KNX Radio reports, have been escorted from the building and are milling around the courtyard outside; it’s unclear whether other floors of the building have been cleared out. There have been no injuries reported, according to LAFD spokesman Erik Scott, though an ambulance is on the scene. Scott said the situation is “static”, meaning it is not escalating.