Update 2: All clear at the ESPYS – crisis averted. Good news all around.
Update: The marketing agency ETZEL may be providing some clarity here. The firm claims an abandoned backpack led to the evacuation. We’ll keep you updated.
— ETZEL (@ETZELAgency) July 17, 2013
Earlier: We’ve got some unfortunate news out of Los Angeles this afternoon, where a bomb threat seems to have put the ESPYs (ESPN’s annual awards show) on ice for the time being. Twitter users started reporting an evacuation just after 4:30 p.m. ET.
The TFB @ESPYS Dunk Contest has been stopped during warm ups due to a Bomb Threat. Hopefully we can get back out on the court today.
— Team Flight Brothers (@teamflightbros) July 17, 2013
Oh man bomb threat evacuation at the ESPYS
— Ray Ferrari (@realrayferrari) July 17, 2013
— Alana Smith (@thealanasmith) July 17, 2013
The 21st annual sports award show, taking place at LA Live, is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Mad Men star Jon Hamm. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.