LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A suspicious package forced the evacuation of Los Angeles City Hall Friday morning.

The package was reported at 10:30 a.m. in the 200 block of North Spring Street, just outside the building, underneath some trees. A Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad was called to the scene.

Several streets surrounding City Hall were shut down and the building was evacuated.

The bomb squad used a robot to inspect the package. Just before 1 p.m. officers determined the package to be safe and gave the all clear.

The exact nature of the item was unknown.



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