It ended up being a "small gas can leaking" with a plastic trash receptacle over it, underneath the Shell sign, according to police.
Sgt. Max Subin said the initial report came in at 12:20 p.m. the streets re-opened around 2:30 p.m. after the item was deemed not dangerous. Subin added that the gas station called in the suspicious item.
A Haz-Mat team and members of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department also aided in response.
Roshdy Sidarous, attendant at the Shell Station, tells Patch the place was busy during that time and said the item was observed underneath the Shell sign. He noted the police responded quickly and began putting up caution tape and shutting down the street.
Patch will provide more information as it becomes available.