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Suspicious Package Spurs Evacuation Of Beverly Center

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Sunday said the Beverly Center was evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package.

[UPDATE 4 p.m.] Authorities have given the all-clear and said the suspicious package was nothing dangerous. The Beverly Center and Beverly Boulevard were both reopened just after 4 p.m., reports CBS2’s Louisa Hodge.

The package was reported to police by a shopper who found it inside their vehicle. The car was parked in the mall’s garage.

The incident began to unfold about 1 p.m.

Shortly thereafter, Los Angeles police and a bomb squad unit were dispatched to the three-story mall at 8500 Beverly Boulevard.

The reporting party told police they’re involved in an ongoing dispute and suspect the other party of placing the package inside their car.

Stay with cbsla.com and KNX 1070 Newsradio for the latest developments.

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