San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood was closed down on the morning of Nov. 8 while the Los Angeles Police Department investigated a suspicious package after a man threatened to blow up the Coffee Bean coffee shop on San Vicente Boulevard and Barrington Avenue near the Brentwood Park area.

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Police evacuated the coffee shop after a man walked in and claimed to have an explosive device in a backpack. The suspicious package was first reported at 7:40 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

However, the threat was determined to be a hoax. LAPD Officer Irma Mota said, “miscellaneous items only” were found after the bomb squad wrapped up around 10:30 a.m. on the 11600 block of San Vicente Boulevard.

The man was taken into custody for questioning.


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