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Bomb Squad Investigates Unknown Substance At UCLA

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LAPD responded to reports of an unknown chemical on UCLA's campus Saturday morning and spent approximately four hours investigating the substance along with a bomb squad and the LAFD. No injuries or evacuations were reported, and the scene was declared safe at 1:20 p.m. by the LAFD hazmat team, according to Officer Rosario Herrera of the LAPD.

A suspicious package was found on Gayley Avenue and Strathmore Place in Westwood near a chemical drop center at 9:20 a.m. Saturday. LAPD was called in as a precaution, and the fire department and paramedics arrived at the scene to assist around 10:30 a.m., according to the LAFD. The package contained an unknown, potentially hazardous chemical, the specific type of which has not been disclosed.