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Hollywood Bomb Threats


Title: Two Los Angeles Radio Stations Evacuated Over Beeping Package
Date:
September 25, 2012
Source:
Yahoo News

Abstract:  Two Los Angeles news radio stations were evacuated for about two hours on Tuesday, along with a number of other offices in the 27-story building they share, after police were called to investigate a package that was making beeping noises.

A Los Angeles police bomb squad later determined that the parcel was harmless and contained only promotional materials.

The offices of KNX and KFWB, both CBS affiliates, were evacuated after calls to the police and fire departments at around 8:30 a.m., Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French said.

"We got a call ... that a package had been delivered to the second floor lobby, and there appeared to be some kind of ticking or beeping coming from" it, he said.

An LAPD bomb squad responded to the building in the city's mid-Wilshire district, which also houses law firms and other offices, to examine the parcel.

"The bomb squad examined it and discovered that it was promotional material," LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said.

KNX said in a broadcast report that the package had been sent to a music radio station that shared the building and was considered suspicious because it was "oddly wrapped" and making beeping noises.

KFWB said in a statement posted on its website that the building had been evacuated by law enforcement officials "due to a bomb threat."

Both radio stations broadcast content from other CBS affiliates during the evacuation (Yahoo News, 2012).

Title: FBI Investigating Suspicious Package At CBS
Date: October 8, 2012
Source:
TMZ

Abstract: The FBI and the LAPD have launched a joint investigation into the suspicious package that was addressed to Bristol Palin at "Dancing with the Stars" this week, TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us both agencies are taking the package's threat very seriously and are looking into the possibility that the latest incident is connected to the white powder scare back in 2010. 

As we reported, a package containing a white powdery substance was opened on the CBS lot in West Hollywood Wednesday, addressed to Bristol. The package also contained a note, demanding Bristol be removed from the show ... or else.

Initial tests in the field revealed the powder was not harmful ... just like in 2010, when a suspicious letter was sent to CBS containing a similar threat about Bristol
(TMZ, 2012).

Title: CBS Radio Building Hit By Gunfire
Date:
November 30, 2012
Source:
CBS DFW

Abstract: Shots ring out as someone opens fire on a Dallas office building, and a window belonging to NewsRadio 1080 KRLD is hit.

The bullets went through the outside panes of glass on two floors of the 12-story CBS Radio building off Central Expressway at Fitzhugh Avenue.

One of the windows hit belongs to KRLD promotions director Matt Stacks, who was startled by the sound about 3:15 Friday afternoon.

Stacks initially thought a bird hit the 5th floor window.  “I just heard a loud boom. I turned around and looked at my window and noticed it started splintering out and saw some stuff falling from the window above.”

obody was hurt, but the fact the incident happened on a Friday off a busy highway like Central Expressway concerns Schulte.

“If it happens in the middle of the night that’s one thing, but I sit in this office every day.  To have a gunshot in the middle of the afternoon with so many cars passing by, that’s unnerving.”

Schulte believes the shots came from the direction of Central Expressway, and were either fired from the freeway, or from the frontage road that the building faces.  He says as a former officer he was frustrated by how long it took police to respond after calling 911.  “I should think police should at least canvas the area to see if they can find anyone with a long gun.”

A little over ah hour later they did.  Schulte says he was told the call had been mis-categorized as a criminal mischief call instead of an active shooter case.

Schulte is known for representing high-profile clients like Pilar Sanders, the estranged wife of former Cowboys star Deion Sanders.

It is not clear if Schulte or any of the CBS Radio stations were targets of the shooting.  In addition to KRLD, the building also houses offices for CBSDFW.com and radio stations 105.3 The Fan, 103.7 Lite FM, 100.3 Jack FM, 98.7 KLUV and Mega 107.5 FM on various floors.

Dallas Police spent the afternoon in and around the newsroom investigating the case.  The CBS Radio offices, which are not accessible to the public, were not subject to tighter security.

CBSDFW.com will continue to update the story as more information becomes available (CBS DFW, 2012).