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Report of armed man in Hollywood prompts LAPD response, but no threat is found

Report of armed man in Hollywood prompts LAPD response, but no threat is found
Police investigated reports of an armed man in Hollywood on Friday morning, but no threat was found. Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times)

Police responded to reports of an armed man in Hollywood on Friday morning, but after a couple hours of searching they found no threat, authorities said.

Reports of an armed man in the area of El Centro and Selma avenues were received about 10:40 a.m., and some believed there was an active shooter in the area. Some Twitter users said they were locked down inside a nearby L.A. Fitness.

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But there was no evidence of any kind of a shooting, police said.

“We searched the entire area,” said Officer Jeff Lee, a spokesman for the LAPD. “There was no one with any kind of weapon.”

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