Suspicious package found at Hollywood ahead of Oscars

Los Angeles: A suspicious package was found on the train tracks of the Hollywood Metro station, just days before Hollywood stars grace the nearby Dolby Theatre for the Academy Awards on February 26.The package, found on Friday, was later deemed safe by bomb experts on the field, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told spokesman said a black backpack was reported leaning on the train tracks of the Hollywood/Highland station.The El Captain Theatre and TCL Chinese Theatre were also evacuated as a result of the bomb scare, the spokesman said. The metro rail subway service was shut down, as well as several major streets including Hollywood Boulevard.The street will reportedly be closed beginning on February 19, between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive.IANS