Bomb squad finds that suspicious package at USC is harmless
Students in a USC dorm and some attendees of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books were evacuated Sunday after police received a call about a suspicious bag on the campus, authorities said.
The suspicious bag, which was taped shut, was reported about 3:30 p.m. in the 600 block of W. 34th Street, said LAPD Officer Gary Cantu said. The area was cordoned off as the bomb squad investigated.
The package was X-rayed and found to contain rolled up newspapers, Cantu said.
-- Ari Bloomekatz at USC