Movie Theater in Canyon Country Evacuated After Suspicious Package Found in Arcade Area

The Edwards theater in Canyon Country was evacuated on March 1, 2017 because of a suspicious package. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

A movie theater in Canyon Country was evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the arcade area Wednesday evening, officials said.

The incident was reported about 5:30 p.m. at the theater in the 18800 block of Soledad Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The theater was evacuated and deputies at the scene deemed the package suspicious enough to call in the arson and explosives unit.

At 7 p.m. sheriff’s officials said the package was examined and was not an explosive.

KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this story.