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Suspicious Package Reported At Bank Near USC

LOS ANGELES ( — A bomb squad was sent out Monday to a bank near USC to investigate a suspicious package.

University officials sent an alert at 11:12 a.m. to its students and staff to a police-related incident in progress at Chase Bank on the ground floor of Gateway Apartment building, on the northwest corner of Figueroa and Jefferson Boulevard.

The bank was evacuated and a bomb squad was sent out to investigate, LAPD officials said.

An alert sent out by USC at 12:32 p.m. said the unidentified package contained nothing hazardous and that it was safe to return to the area.

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