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Suspicious Package Prompts Evacuation at USC [Updated]

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A building at USC has been evacuated after a suspicious package was reported to authorities, University officials said in an alert to students. Students were warned to stay away from the The Hedco Neuro Sciences at Watt and Downey Way (map). Campus security and LAPD were taping portions of campus off, including up to 34th Street and Trousdale (map), according to the Daily Trojan's twitter. Update: The suspicious package, which is a paper envelope, was reported at 1:14 p.m., said to LAPD Officer Gregory Baek. Update #2, 2:58 p.m: USC officials say the situation has been cleared and the suspicious packaged "checked OK."