Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood has been evacuated after a suspicious package was spotted on the tracks at a subway station in Hollywood. Several roads are closed. The TCL Chinese Theatre is also closed.
According to ABC7, a black backpack was leaning on the third rail of the tracks at the Hollywood/ Highland Station, directly underneath the busy Hollywood landmark.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s bomb squad crews cleared the platform and stopped traffic in both directions of Hollywood Boulevard. Southbound Highland Avenue was also closed at Franklin Avenue. Traffic was being diverted westbound on Highland.
UPDATE 6:56PM: It appears things are returning to normal as the Hollywood/Highland subway station has reopened.
UPDATE 7:02PM: Just got word that the package was removed at the all-clear was given at 6:45. The police are working to restore normal operation and traffic flow to the area.