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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.

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-- Ari Bloomekatz at USC

 
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