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Getty Center closed early after receiving bomb threat

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The Getty Center in Brentwood is seen in a 2007 file photo.
(Robbin Goddard / Los Angeles Times)

A bomb threat phoned into the Getty Center in Brentwood caused the Los Angeles Police Department to evacuate and later close the facility Tuesday afternoon.

According to LAPD spokesperson Officer Drake Madison, the bomb threat was called in shortly before 3 p.m. The bomb squad was notified but not deployed.

While no formal evacuation took place, those inside were advised to leave. Then, about 4 p.m., the Getty decided to close early because of the threat, Madison said.

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Around two hours later, authorities completed their investigation and found no threat, police said.

The Getty Center will reopen Wednesday at its usual time, according to J. Paul Getty Trust spokesman Ron Hartwig.

jeff.landa@latimes.com

Twitter: @JeffLanda

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UPDATES:

8:45 p.m. : This article was updated with information from the Getty Center.

This article was originally published at 4:55 p.m.


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