The Getty Center in Los Angeles. Photo: Ricardo Diaz

Getty Center Reopens After Bomb Threat

Visitors to the Getty Center of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles were evacuated after a bomb threat was phoned in from an anonymous caller on Tuesday, April 18, KTLA reports. LAPD officers swarmed the institution to investigate and concluded around 6 PM that it was a false alarm.

According to Los Angeles Police Department officer Drake Madison, the museum received the call at 3 PM. The Getty tweeted at 4:15 PM that guests were leaving and that the staff would follow shortly after. An LAPD bomb squad was dispatched to the museum to search the premises and determined the building and surrounding area to be safe. At 5:45 PM, the institution announced that it would reopen on Wednesday at 10 AM.