Getty Center to Reopen Wednesday After Phoned Bomb Threat Leads to Evacuation: Officials

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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 Getty Center is shown during a film festival on June 25, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Team Detroit)

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.

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