Suspicious Package With Anti-Semitic Comments Shuts Down Part of Rodeo Drive
It definitely wasn't business as usual Sunday on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, thanks to the discovery of a suspicious package thought to have contained an explosive device.
The package was found at about 11:40 a.m. in front of the Chanel store on the 400 block of N. Rodeo Drive, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. The employees who spotted the package contacted authorities immediately.
On scene, officers with the BHPD noticed unspecified markings on the package that led them to believe the package contained explosives. Additionally, anti-Semitic comments were found on the package. Officers opted to evacuate the Chanel store and the surrounding area.
The BHPD called in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad, who examined the package and ultimately deemed it safe.
The area was reopened just before 3 p.m., reports City News Service.
No suspects or motive have been determined so far.