Downtown streets blocked off for hours as LAPD responds to suspicious car

Los Angeles police have several blocks closed downtown due to a suspicious vehicle; apartments evacuated

Los Angeles police Friday evening closed several downtown blocks and evacuated apartments in the area because of a suspicious vehicle.

At 6 p.m., police found a stolen car and as they approached, they determined that something about it was suspicious.

About 9:30 p.m., police said apartments in the area were being evacuated. 

The streets reopened shortly after midnight, when police determined that there was nothing unusual inside the car.

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1:04 a.m.: This story was updated to report streets had reopened.

9:27 p.m.: This story has been updated with information that apartments are being evacuated. 


This story was originally published at 6:22 p.m.