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Anime Expo 2011 Special Guest Appearance: The LAPD Bomb Squad!

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I mean really. Have you ever met a package that wasn't suspicious? Day two of the Anime Expo got animatedly dramatic on Saturday when the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad cleared out the costumed from the South Hall lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Reports of a "suspicious crate" were investigated by officers around 10:45 a.m. and "ultimately determined to be a basket belonging to a homeless person," according to Anime Expo spokesman Jim Yeager, reports LA Now.

The objects that caused concern were a jug of water and a brown paper bag, which was ultimately determined to contain some personal items, he said

.The area was cordoned off during the investigation with the entire incident reportedly lasting less than an hour. 100,000 people are expected to attend the expo over the course of its four days.