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Leimert Park neighborhood evacuated after suspicious package is found in stolen car

February 8, 2011 |  7:19 am

Police evacuated a Leimert Park neighborhood Tuesday morning when a suspicious package was found inside an abandoned car.

Officers responded about 4:10 a.m. to a report of an abandoned vehicle near West Vernon and 9th avenues and determined it had been stolen, said Officer Diana Figueroa of the Los Angeles Police Department.

When officers discovered the suspicious package inside, they called the bomb squad.

Police have cordoned off the area around the vehicle while they try to determine what is inside.

It was unclear how many people were evacuated from their homes.


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