LAPD headquarters evacuated due to suspicious package

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters was evacuated Thursday night due to a suspicious envelope containing a powdery substance, authorities said.

A hazardous materials unit was sent to the headquarters, located at 1st and Main streets in downtown Los Angeles. People were asked to avoid the area.

Shortly before 10 p.m., police said the envelope was deemed safe and that the area would soon reopen.