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KNX 1070 off air, evacuated because of beeping package

September 25, 2012 |  9:48 am

KNX-AM 1070 radio went off the air Tuesday after a suspicious package found in the station's Miracle Mile headquarters forced an evacuation of its offices.

The station began broadcasting news from KCBS out of San Francisco.

The Wilshire Boulevard office was cleared after a beeping package was dropped off at a second-floor lobby about 8:20 a.m., according to Los Angeles police. A bomb squad is en route.

KNX's Randy Kerdoon tweeted that two packages were discovered and confirmed one was beeping.

"Ive never been part of BREAKING NEWS before, COVERING it yes, part of it no," Kerdoon tweeted. "Just another surreal day in LA."

Television footage showed several dozen people outside the building.

Another update from Kerdoon read: "Waiting for LA TV Choppers, 1st one here gets free IHOP!!"

Law enforcement officials also evacuated KFWB radio, which is in the same building.

The talk and news station said on its website that no additional details have been given, but that "the entire KFWB staff is outside at a safe distance while investigators assess the situation." K-Earth-FM 101 has also been evacuated.

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