Area Safe Near Sunset and Vine in Hollywood After Suspicious Package Investigation

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The Los Angeles Police Bomb Squad use a robot to investigate a suspicious package.

The Los Angeles Police Bomb Squad use a robot to investigate a suspicious package.

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The Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad was called in to investigate a suspicious package reported at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street – in a busy detail of Hollywood – on Friday afternoon.

Investigators eventually found the item in question was not an explosive, and the area was deemed safe.

The package was called in around 1:10 p.m. Friday outside the Chase Bank.

Part of Sunset Boulevard was shut down as investigators worked the scene, but has since reopened.

LAPD deployed a robot to investigate the package. Witnesses saw the robot conduct a small controlled explosion.

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