The Beverly Hills police called the bomb squad at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who were taking no chances. They sealed off the 400 block of Camden Drive and evacuated dozens of people from nearby businesses on Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. Then they blew up the briefcase. It was standard procedure for suspicious packages, a police official said.
What's really painful, though, is the comment by Rima Greer, head of the agency. "There are hundreds of these guys." Hundreds? Really? Ouch.