LA Times says hazmat team on scene after suspicious envelopes discovered: report
City of El Segundo rendering of the new 'Los Angeles Times' signage at the newspaper's El Segundo headquarters

Authorities in Southern California are responding to the new headquarters of the Los Angeles Times after four suspicious packages were mailed to the building, the newspaper reported Wednesday.


A hazmat team arrived at approximately 2 p.m. local time to examine the four bundled envelopes placed in a box outside the building.

“Contrary to some media reports, we are not being evacuated," noted Hillary Manning, spokesperson for the newspaper.

"Given the reports about the package sent to former CIA chief John Brennan at CNN, and potential explosive devices sent to Obama, Hillary Clinton and former Atty. Gen. Holder, our security and facilities teams are being extra careful with mail and packages, as well as with any visitors to the building," she noted.