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Suspicious object found outside downtown's AON building may have been April Fools' prank, police say [Updated]

April 1, 2010 |  2:16 pm

A suspicious-looking item was found outside the AON building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday in what police say may have been a prank for April Fools' Day.

The LAPD Bomb Squad responded, said LAPD Sgt. Bruce Miyazaki, and it was concluded that the object was not a threat. The 62-story building at 707 Wilshire Blvd. was not evacuated, he said, because the object was found outside. 

It turned out be a bunch of aluminum beer cans tied together with orange tape which had been fastened to a tree outside the building, Miyazaki said.

--Cara Mia DiMassa

[For the Record 4/2: An earlier version of this post gave the building's address as 797 Wilshire Blvd.]