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LAPD headquarters briefly evacuated due to package

December 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles was briefly evacuated because of a suspicious item in the lobby on Tuesday.

Police said the package was discovered at about 10:30 a.m. The lobby and front courtyard area were closed as a precaution, as the bomb squad investigated.

The bomb squad deemed the package safe, and the building was reopened after about 20 minutes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.