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'Suspicious Package' Shuts Down Portion of Century City

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At about 12:30 p.m., a suspicious package prompted police to shut down the area round Santa Monica Blve and Avenue of the Stars in Century City. The bomb squad responded, but as of 2:45 p.m., there was no word on the status of the incident, according to LAPD Media Relations. This unfortunately is a regular occurrence. The area around the Federal Building has been shut down a handful of times in the past and City Hall on Monday afternoon after suspicious packages were noticed. It should be emphasized that suspicious packages are not bomb threats as rumored on Twitter. A bomb threat is basically when someone calls in the threat, according to the LAPD. A suspicious package is something noticed by a citizen or authority and makes the police aware of its location. UPDATE: As of 3:21 p.m., LAPD Media Relations was notified that the incident was cleared.

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