Museumgoers were evacuated from the Getty Center in the Sepulveda Pass area after a bomb threat was called into the facility on Tuesday, but the museum was slated to reopen on Wednesday, officials said.
The phoned threat came in just before 3 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison.
An LAPD bomb squad was sent to the hilltop museum — at 1200 Getty Center Drive, near Brentwood, Madison said.
No one was being let into the Getty Center following the threat and guests who were already inside were evacuated, the officer said. The museum tweeted shortly after 4:15 p.m. that guests were leaving first and staff at the center were set to follow.
Police concluded the investigation around 6 p.m., according to a Tweet from the museum, and determined it was safe.
The Getty Center was scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this article.
— Getty (@GettyMuseum) April 19, 2017
Getty Center is closing early today due to threatening phone call. Visitors are currently leaving on advice from @LAPDHQ; staff to follow.
— Getty (@GettyMuseum) April 18, 2017
Evacuated because of a bomb threat. We are a-okay and far away. pic.twitter.com/tTlVzQOkki
— Devin Altieri (@DevinAltieri) April 18, 2017