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Object at L.A. courthouse was not bomb

November 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A bomb squad robot was called in Monday morning to remove a suspicious object near a county courthouse in East Los Angeles. Authorities later determined the object was not an explosive.Deputies say the courthouse was closed when the box-like package was discovered just before 7 a.m.

Some streets were cordoned off while arson investigators tried to determine if the object was dangerous.

Authorities have not said exactly what the object was.

The scene was cleared after about two hours.

AP contributed to this report.