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LAPD finds no evidence of Hollywood shooting threat

June 19, 2013|By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez

Los Angeles police said Wednesday night that they found no evidence of a threat after a caller said he would carry out a shooting in the area.

The LAPD set up a command post as officers took up tactical positions in the area of Hollywood Boulevard after the threat was made, law enforcement authorities told The Times.

Department spokesman Det. Gus Villanueva said that "nothing unusual has been found to substantiate a threat."

He said the threat was not specified to the LAPD's media relations unit but the caller referred to Hollywood Boulevard.

Although it did not appear that a threat would be carried out, officers on the scene were using the opportunity to conduct field training, Villanueva said.

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