Suspicious Item Found at Beverly Hills Shell Station

Public safety officials reopen the streets near Robertson and Olympic boulevards after investigation.

Credit: Matthew Sanderson
Credit: Matthew Sanderson
The Beverly Hills police and fire departments shut down streets surrounding the Shell gas station at 391 South Robertson Blvd to investigate a suspicious item.

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.

"We appreciate everyone's cooperation," Subin said.

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.


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