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Man claiming to have a bomb climbed the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier

2023-10-11T13:45:55+00:00
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Ferris wheel, bomb threat, Santa Monica, California
Ferris wheel bomb threat update (Photo: Shutterstock)
  • A man claiming to have a bomb evacuated the Santa Monica pier.
  • He scaled the iconic Ferris wheel.
  • He is now in custody.

In a disturbing incident that has shocked the Santa Monica community, local police were forced to close the popular Santa Monic Pier.

This comes after a man climbed the iconic Ferris wheel and claimed to have an explosive device.

The dramatic incident, which took place around 2:40 pm, was reported by the authorities through social media.

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Authorities worked tirelessly to resolve the situation safely.

The Santa Monica Police Department took to social media to inform the public about the ongoing incident.

The situation has led to a full-fledged evacuation, with police officers and emergency personnel congregating in the area to ensure the safety of those present.

Authorities established a security perimeter around Pacific Park and the Pier.

A man claimed to have a bomb

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The public was urged to stay away from the area until the crisis is resolved.

Police negotiated with the man, who was reportedly in a state of emotional distress.

The officer in charge of the situation said: «We have an individual who has climbed the Ferris wheel attraction,» Telemundo 52 reported.

«Several witnesses claim to have heard the individual state that he is carrying an explosive device.»

Ferris wheel bomb threat update: Authorities responded immediately

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Law enforcement made every effort to ensure the safety of all people in the area and resolve the situation peacefully.

The community of Santa Monica responded to police warnings, remaining calm while the officers worked tirelessly to ensure a positive resolution.

Residents have expressed their support for the police response on social media.

They also expressed their hope that the situation would be resolved without serious injuries.

A call for community cooperation

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The Santa Monica Police Department asked the media to fly their helicopters at a higher altitude during the incident.

The goal was to prevent them from interfering with the delicate negotiations that were being carried out at the scene.

Because of this, media outlets did not have a clear view of what was happening.

Everyone was asked to take precautions and be patient as police continued their work.

The man claimed to have a bomb on the Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel

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The crisis negotiation team was on scene from the beginning of the incident, attempting to establish effective communication with the man.

The priority of the authorities at that time was to guarantee the safety of all those who were stuck on the ride with the man, indicated Telemundo 52.

At times like this, the Santa Monica community shows its strength and solidarity by coming together to support law enforcement in their work to maintain peace.

The man finally came down from the Ferris wheel and was taken into custody around 4:30 pm.

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