LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have shut down the heart of Hollywood as they check a report of a suspicious box near the site of the annual Academy Awards.
Officer Gregory Baek says police went to the area near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue Tuesday after receiving a report of a suspicious box in the back of a pickup truck. The vehicle was parked outside the Kodak Theatre.
Two blocks have been shut down while a dog and bomb unit investigate.
The area is home to several landmark theaters, including Grauman's Chinese, and draws thousands of tourists daily.