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Woman allegedly kidnapped in bomb-robbery plot at East L.A. bank

Authorities are investigating an attempted robbery at a Bank of America in East Los Angeles, where a woman may have been kidnapped, threatened with explosives and forced into the bank, sheriff's officials said.

The woman appeared to be released safely from the bank.

The Sheriff's Department bomb squad brought in a bomb-disposal robot to inspect a device resembling a pipe bomb in the gutter in front of the bank. 

No other details were available.

KTLA News reported that the suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a white Kia.


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