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Suspicious package in downtown L.A. causes morning delays

September 14, 2011 |  9:10 am

Image: Map shows location of where a suspicious package was found in downtown. Source: Google MapsAuthorities have determined that a suspicious package found at the federal building in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday morning was not a threat.

The package, discovered about 8 a.m. at 300 N. Los Angeles St., kept people from entering the building, and prompted traffic to be blocked off, authorities said.

Federal officers at the building, not equipped with their own K-9 unit, called Los Angeles Police Department officers for help.

The package was deemed safe. After officers on scene finish their work, foot traffic into the building will be reopened, police said.

Police said hundreds of people were forced to wait outside as the package was examined.


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Image: Map shows where a suspicious package was found in downtown L.A. Source: Google Maps