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Suspicious item found near Universal Studios

January 11, 2010 12:39:46 AM PST
A bomb squad responded near Universal Studios early Monday morning when a suspicious item was found inside a car.The incident began when officers found the suspicious device inside a vehicle during a traffic stop near Cahuenga and Lankershim boulevards just before 3 a.m.

Authorities had to close a lane and two ramps of the 101 Freeway as they investigated the item. Hours later, the bomb squad used a robot to remove the object, which turned out to be fireworks. All freeway and street closures were quickly lifted.