The students and staff of Cal State L.A. have been ordered to leave the El Sereno campus immediately in the wake of an apparent bomb threat. “The campus is being evacuated due to an emergency,” according to a posting on the college’s Twitter feed. The warnings have also been issued over campus loud speakers and on the Cal State L.A. Facebook page. Campus officials decided to close the school at noon and ordered the evacuation after a phone caller said a bomb would explode in two hours, according to L.A. Now.
The mass evacuation has tied up traffic in the school parking lots and nearby streets, according to postings on Twitter and Facebook. The California Highway Patrol has also closed the Eastern Avenue offramp of the 10 Freeway.