Bomb threat hits the Academy Awards.
With all of the lights, camera and action going on this weekend, Los Angeles Police are on high alert for terrorist attacks and yesterday their training almost went into full effect after a bomb scare.
A bomb scare, which later turned out to be false, shut down the busy intersection of Hollywood & Highland for more than two hours on Thursday. The incident took place just steps away from the Dolby Theater, home to Sunday’s Academy Awards.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department told Variety that police stopped someone for reckless driving. The driver admitted to authorities that he may have had explosives in the trunk of his vehicle. Officials later said no explosives were found.
The Academy Awards are ramping up production for the upcoming show with many journalists, actors, producers and directors heading toward the red carpet.