SAG-AFTRA’s offices have been evacuated after a threatening phone call was made on Tuesday.
A representative for the LAPD confirmed a phone threat was made to a building on the 5700 block of Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles at approximately 12:04 p.m. local time on Tuesday. The rep said the investigation was ongoing and that a canine dog unit was en route. No further details were given.
According to Deadline, which first reported the news, both the L.A. and N.Y. locations of the guild were evacuated. SAG-AFTRA is comprised of approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, stunt performers, voiceover artists, and numerous other media professionals.
“I can confirm that we have received a threat,” Pam Greenwalt, the union’s spokesperson, told Deadline. “We are taking it seriously. We have evacuated our Los Angeles and New York offices. We have notified law enforcement. They are on scene and investigating. We have no further information at this time.”
The news comes at a busy time of year for the organization, which puts on the Screen Actors Guild Awards every year. This year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday, Jan. 19. Robert De Niro is slated to receive this year’s Life Achievement Award.
EW has reached out to SAG-AFTRA for comment.
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