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Jared Leto

Faces Bomb Threat

2/5/2010 8:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jared Leto and his band just came face to face with an explosive threat: A man who panicked a crowd with a mysterious box.

Jared Leto: Click to watch
Fans at a West Hollywood appearance by Jared's band, 30 Seconds to Mars, tell TMZ the man rushed the door of the building with a package in his hands.

Witnesses say the man called out Jared by name, and then said something about having explosives.

We're told a member of the band and security tackled the man until police came and arrested him.

LAPD cleared Melrose Avenue to check the box and the suspect's car -- which he had parked in the middle of the street. Cops say there was no bomb in the box -- just candy and a blender.

The man is in custody and police tell us they suspect he is mentally unstable.

Jared Leto: Click to watchUPDATE: Jared addressed the crowd outside after the place was evacuated, telling them the man told him "some explosives" were in the box -- and "it's official, we have the craziest fans in the world."

The event was rescheduled until tonight.

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ray ray    

The only bomb threat to him is when he releases his next album.

1670 days ago
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Pam    

The guy said nothing about a bomb...get your story straight. I was there and witnessed it all...Someone needs to check their sources...


Hollywood Princess 1989

1670 days ago
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Jenny    

Wow wtf. People are crazy. 30 Seconds to Mars is actually a decent band, their newest album has some great songs on it. You people don't even give it a chance. All about judging.

1670 days ago
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brianna    

ok you guys overexaggerated the situation. the guy didn't say he had explosives and jared leto didn't "tackle" him, he just grabbed him roughly by the arm and pulled him into the other room. if you guys had just watched this video http://www.twitvid.com/FA5FC then you could have gotten the right story. i wasn't even there and i knew more information than you guys.

1670 days ago
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Kris    

Bam Margera was attending this event as well.

1670 days ago
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david    

Bam was there. No one said anything about explosives. The guy was mentally unstable. He did make it rain with cash before entering the building. Benny and the Jets did play out of his car. There was a wrapped package with money taped to it. Jared did remove him. The police/bomb squad did come.

*eye witness account*

1670 days ago
7.

al    

I think the real story is about Jared Leto and the Penthouse Chick who was on Howard Stern this morning. The Pet was saying that Jared Leto was BI before howard cut her off.

1670 days ago
8.

A    

We were inside the Hive when the guy came in. There was a loud knock. The guy came in with the box. He did address Jared by name and started reading something. Jared grabbed him. Bam and Tomo followed them. There was no mention of explosives. As the box laid there. The group started to get up to exit. There was NO panic. Some gentleman grabbed the box and removed it. We all sat back down and watched the film. Jared came out after the film. As he was talking to us, someone whispered to him. Jared told us we had to leave, again NO panic, the bomb squad was coming. As we left the suspects car was parked in the middle of the street. Melrose was closed down for a few blocks. The situation was handled orderly by 30STM, The Hive staff, and the fans inside.

1670 days ago
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Just sayin'    

The only reason he wanted to blow them up was because of Jareds awful hat.

1669 days ago
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Queen's Blvd    

give credit where credit is due.

Original youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxkIgihuP4E

1669 days ago
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Queen's Blvd    

thanks speedster! we couldn't see this without you!

1669 days ago
12.

Robert Bowie    

I also heard the Penthouse girl who used to "date" Jared Leto. She said that Jared Leto is bisexual and has a big penis. She said his penis is as big as a black man's penis. Leto's is the biggest she's ever seen, and she's seen many.

1669 days ago
13.

Brad Williams    

30 seconds of fame is more like it. They would do anything for press. Wait and see if they set it up themselves..

1669 days ago
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bob dole    

To all of ya'll hating @$$ hoes....GO SUCK F**K YOUR MOTHER WITH A BRICK! Jared got violated & I think he did an awsome ass job by grabing that wack job. Where the hell is Shannon when you need him???

1669 days ago
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Puppy    

Ok, I am confused. What is small group of people doing in this room, looks like an afterschool project or something, is this a concert or something. Did the skinny little guy with long hair want to blow up the guy with ginomorous eyeballs and a beaver hat, by giving him a blender in a box? Is this a practical joke gone wrong? Very odd, but a nice break from all the MJ, Dr. Propopal drama.

1669 days ago
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