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Bomb threat found on container at Port of Long Beach

Photo: Port of Long Beach. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesA Port of Long Beach terminal was evacuated early Friday morning after cargo handlers discovered a container with a message suggesting a bomb was inside, authorities said.

The container from overseas was being offloaded at Terminal 94 when the message was discovered on its exterior about 1:30 a.m.

Long Beach police and port security responded to the scene and evacuated the immediate area.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s bomb squad determined the container did not contain any explosives or hazardous materials.

The port terminal had resumed normal operations by dawn Friday morning, officials said.

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Photo: Port of Long Beach. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

 
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