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Downtown Disney section closed off as bomb squad investigates suspicious object

February 22, 2011 | 12:31 pm

Authorities have closed off an area of Downtown Disney in Anaheim while a bomb squad investigates an unidentified cylindrical object found Tuesday morning.

Disney workers found the suspicious object just east of the ESPN Zone restaurant while conducting a routine survey of the retail district and called police about 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn.

Police officers couldn't determine what the object was, so they called in the Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad, he said.

The area around the object has been closed off to pedestrians, officials said, and visitors in surrounding businesses have been asked to stay inside.

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