Santa Monica Pier bomb threat evacuates, closes popular tourist destination

Santa Monica Pier. (Photo by: Education Images/Citizens of the Planet/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The Santa Monica Pier closed Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat, according to authorities. The area was evacuated and closed off to the public.

"Law enforcement is currently investigating a bomb threat," said Santa Monica Police Department in a post on X. "Your cooperation is crucial in ensuring the safety of everyone in the vicinity."

Police presence was reported at the popular tourist destination just after 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Authorities found no threat to the area, and reported in the early afternoon on Tuesday that the pier was preparing to reopen shortly.


Authorities have not shared any specific details regarding the incident. Police advised anyone in the area to remain vigilant and "adhere to any instructions provided by authorities."

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Police warned the public to stay away from the area until the all-clear is given.

No further information is available at this time.