A report of a suspicious package in a USC library turned out to be a hoax, but the area was evacuated as a precaution.
The report of such a package was phoned into authorities about 12:30 p.m., according to KCAL9 news. The station reported that officials might have known who the caller was and suspected it was a hoax from the beginning, but sent out the troops, including a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad, anyway.
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Leavey Library, in the 3500 block of University Avenue, was evacuated along with surrounding areas as the squad looked around for the package, which apparently was never found.
At about 1:30 p.m. Los Angeles police gave the all-clear, said Officer Cleon Joseph.
-With reporting from Weekly wire services. Got news? Email us.
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