Bomb scare at 30 Seconds To Mars event in L.A.

Courtesy of Alt.Press:

A Los Angeles event Thursday night featuring AP cover stars 30 Seconds To Mars had to be postponed due to a bomb scare at the location–the Hive on Melrose Avenue. Beginning around 8:30 p.m. PST, tweets from the Hive said: “Evacuating Due to Bomb Scare. WE WILL UPDATE,” “The police are blocking off the streets around The Hive for about 4 Blocks. Stay Tuned.”

Fans were gathered to watch 20 minutes of the band’s upcoming documentary when a young man in a hoodie stormed into the venue with a large, wrapped box and dropped the package at frontman Jared Leto’s feet. The man stood onstage and said, “It’s time for a little self-help,” before Leto interrupted with, “I think he’s got some sort of agenda or something.” Leto then grabbed the man by the arm and pulled him out of the room through a back door.

A comment below from a fan at the event paints Leto as a hero. Ozzylove wrote, ” So we’re all in sitting, waiting to watch 20 mins of their documentary. I was at the the back by the door. Jared came in to introduce the film and then there was a BANG on the front door (right next to me). Some dude came in (young guy with a lit cigarette in his mouth) carrying a big box wrapped in gold paper, and with a big stack of $20s taped to the top. Weird. Everyone in the room watched him walk toward Jared. Jared said “someone stop him” 3 or 4 times, but no one did. The guy got to Jared, dropped the box on the floor and started to give a speech. Jared grabbed him by the shoulders and basically drug him out the back door.”

At about 9:30 p.m., the Hive account said that the bomb squad had arrived and that the event would go on if possible after the location was secured.

Tweets from 30 Seconds To Mars indicated that nobody has been injured. The Hive tweeted at around 10 p.m. that the show has been pushed to Friday night. “we are going to do the event tomorrow night. sorry to everyone who waited and didn’t make it in. stay tuned for more info. sorry!”

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