Incident: Suspicious Item Found – Stores Evacuated
Contact: Watch Commander, (626) 574-5156
Date / Time of Press Release: September 29, 2011 – 9:30pm
On September 29, 2011 at about 6:15pm, police officers and Fire Department personnel responded to the Promenade area of the Westfield Shoppingtown regarding a suspicious item found in a rear corridor. The item had the appearance of a possible explosive device. Several stores were evacuated and a perimeter was established to keep patrons out of the area.
The Los Angeles County Arson/Explosive Detail was contacted and they responded to assist. The device was inspected and it was determined that it was not an explosive. The evacuations were in effect for about 90 minutes.
Chief Robert T. Guthrie
By: Lieutenant Bob Anderson