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Bomb Scare Shuts Down Long Beach Pier

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A bomb scare closed down a pier at the Port of Long Beach this morning for six hours, after an overseas package was found with the word "bomb" written across the top, reports KCBS. The area was cordoned off by security and a bomb squad was called in to examine the package. A shift of dockworkers was sent home early, notes the Sacramento Bee.

During the investigation, the box was found to contain barbecue equipment, not a bomb.

The dock was reopened and the next shift of workers began at their scheduled time of 7:00 a.m.