Bomb Scare Over at UPS Center West of Staples Center

By Nyree Arabian and Andrew Lopez
|  Monday, Feb 17, 2014  |  Updated 9:47 AM PDT
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Bomb Scare Over at UPS Center

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A bomb scare at a UPS service center west of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles is over after authorities determined noises coming from a drop box were caused by an alarm or clock inside a pacakge, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The strange noises were reported just before 7 a.m. near James M Wood Boulevard and Blaine Street, Officer Wendy Reyes said.

Several officers and bomb squad responded to the call. 

One block in each direction of the center was blocked off, officials said. The building was reopened around 9 a.m.

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