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Bomb Scare in Mid-Wilshire

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A mysterious package left in the street at 5700 Wilshire Boulevard has closed down 3 blocks of traffic on Wilshire around the La Brea Tar Pits. At this time, 2:16pm, the bomb scare squad is on their way, office buildings are not being evacuated yet, but certainly exercise caution both in entering the area and also while trying to manuever around traffic.

It is unknown how long this will last, but certainly the longer it goes on, traffic will really be snarled for many commuters by end of day.

***UPDATE***
Whatever was in the mysterious briefcase has been cleared and removed from the scene. The streets are back open and traffic is progressing as normal.

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***UPDATE 2***
great pics on Franklin Ave., who had the perfect angle