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Part of downtown Beverly Hills closed due to suspicious package

August 11, 2011 | 11:00 am

Bh A portion of downtown Beverly Hills was shut down Thursday morning while police dealt with a suspicious package near Rodeo Drive and Little Santa Monica Boulevard.

Several streets were closed and nearby businesses were being evacuated.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department bomb squad was being called to assist.

Traffic in Rodeo Drive and surrounding streets were jammed.

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-- Andrew Blankstein

Image: Map shows location of a suspicious package in Beverly Hills. Source: Google Maps

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