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Wilshire & Westwood Shut Down Over Suspicious Bag

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A bag left at a Chase Bank in Westwood prompted the closure of the immediate area and a bomb squad response late this morning. At 11:43 a.m., the LAPD was notified of the bag, which was left at the bank by a customer who did not return to pick it up. As of 1:25 p.m., streets in the area were shut down, according to Officer Gregory Beck. "Traffic is awful," bemoaned one Twitter user. Standard operating procdure in these cases are to shut down streets three to four blocks from the suspicious item.