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Heart of Hollywood shut down, cops probe report of suspicious box

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Preparations continue for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, Californai. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood before the Academy Awards, February 25, 2011
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(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES -  Police have shut down the heart of Hollywood as they check a report of a suspicious box near the site of the annual Academy Awards.

Officer Gregory Baek says police went to the area near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue Tuesday after receiving the report of a suspicious box in the back of a pickup truck. The vehicle was parked outside the Kodak Theatre.

Two blocks have been shut down while a dog and bomb unit investigate.

The area is home to several landmark theaters, including Grauman's Chinese, and draws thousands of tourists daily.

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