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LAPD Olympic station evacuated after suspicious suitcase is found

July 18, 2012 |  5:19 pm

A bomb squad has been dispatched to the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic station after a unattended suitcase was found in the lobby area.

The station was evacuated as a precaution after the suitcase was found about 4:40 p.m., the LAPD said.

The station, at 1130 S. Vermont Ave., announced on Twitter that it was closed due to a "police investigation."  No additional details were immediately available.

[Updated at 6:11 p.m.: The station has reopened, the LAPD said.]


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