ALERT: Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Bomb Scare and Evacuation at Santa Monica Pier


Santa Monica officials evacuated the Santa Monica Pier after reports of a suspicious vehicle led to a bomb scare.

At around 4 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department tweeted out the following warning:

Details are still sparse except that reports of suspicious vehicle parked on the south side of the Pier has prompted a response from the L.A. County Sheriff’s bomb squad. Follow Santa Monica Police Department or the city of Santa Monica’s twitter feeds for updates. Next will update as information becomes available.

Jason Islas
Jason Islas
Jason Islas is the editor of Santa Monica Next and the director of the Vote Local Campaign. Before joining Next in May 2014, Jason had covered land use, transit, politics and breaking news for The Lookout, the city’s oldest news website, since February 2011.

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