Santa Monica Pier Reopened After Bomb Threat Inspection

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The Santa Monica Pier has been reopened and considered safe by Santa Monica Police after an evacuation due to a bomb threat on Monday afternoonPeople in the area were earlier instructed to avoid the area and Ocean Avenue, as a bomb disposal robot searched cars in the pier parking lot.
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Santa Monica police department’s Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez announced in a video on Twitter that a sheriff’s bomb squad inspected a suspicious vehicle located in the southeast portion of the pier lot. The vehicle was rendered safe and local FBI assisted with the incident.   According to Santa Monica Police, a radar call was received at 12:30 p.m. Monday from Hawthorne police department of a potential bomb threat. Shortly after, another call was received by Culver City Police, but the caller could not be identified. The pier reopened around 7 p.m. Monday.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: AP
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