Woman arrested after bomb threat prompts LA evacuations

A woman sits in front of the downtown Los Angeles Federal Building with a package Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Police Officer Tony Im said the woman was arrested Wednesday about three hours after making a bomb threat. The threat prompted two buildings to be evacuated and streets to be closed in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A woman sits in front of the downtown Los Angeles Federal Building with a package Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Police Officer Tony Im said the woman was arrested Wednesday about three hours after making a bomb threat. The threat prompted two buildings to be evacuated and streets to be closed in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police have arrested a woman who they say made a bomb threat, prompting two buildings to be evacuated and streets to be closed in a bustling area of downtown Los Angeles.

Police Officer Tony Im says officers arrested the woman after incapacitating her with bean bag rounds. She’s being evaluated at a hospital.

Im says the woman did not have a bomb.

Earlier, television news helicopters showed the woman wearing a backpack sitting and standing on the empty steps of the building as police surrounded the area.

Police later sent in a robot that approached the woman with a phone, but police said she didn’t want to talk.

The buildings that were evacuated are near City Hall and a federal courthouse. A number of streets were closed in the area.

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