Hollywood intersection reopened after LAPD bomb squad investigates suspicious package

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department shut down a major intersection in Hollywood for two hours Friday afternoon while investigating a report of a suspicious package, authorities said.

A caller reported the package about 1 p.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street, an LAPD spokesperson said. Officers and Los Angeles firefighters responded to the intersection, which was then closed to traffic.

Police deployed a robot to examine the item, located on the edge of a fountain in front of a Chase bank branch.

After determining the object was not an explosive, the scene was cleared and the streets were reopened about 3 p.m.

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