Police Activity Shuts Down Hollywood Boulevard For Hours

Authorities responded to a Hollywood restaurant, closing the roadway as rush hour began

By Samantha Tata and Ryan Bourgard
|  Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  |  Updated 11:17 PM PDT
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Hollywood Blvd. Reopens After 5-Hour Shutdown

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Southbound traffic moving into Hollywood was jammed Thursday evening as police activity forced a portion of Hollywood Boulevard to shut down, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea and Highland avenues were closed while police responded to a Hooters Restaurant, which has since been evacuated, LAPD’s Officer Christopher No said.

The shutdown began about 4:43 p.m. and ended about 9:20 p.m., No said.

A man was taken into custody for allegedly making threats inside the restaurant.

During the height of rush hour, the southbound lanes of Highland Avenue were stop-and-go as far back at the Hollywood Bowl, aerial footage showed.

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