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Suspicious Package Shuts Portion of UCLA Campus Down*

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And for the third suspicious package of the day, the UCLA Police Department this afternoon shut down three levels of Parking Structure 8after they were notified of a "suspicious briefcase placed behind a trash can on the top level," according to an UCLA advisory. The walkways just west of Spaulding Field and those south of parking structure are also closed. Traffic is blocked along Strathmore Drive between Westwood Plaza and Gayley Avenue. The LAPD's bomb squad was requested at 12:55 p.m. and is currently investigating, according to the LAPD. Earlier, a suspicious device was detonated in Universal City and an investigation near Sunset and Fairfax is ongoing. *UPDATE, 2:40 p.m.: And the situation has been cleared. "Sometimes a briefcase is...just a briefcase," UCLA's newsroom tweeted.