Suspicious Package Left During Attempted LA Bank Robbery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles bank has been evacuated as a
police bomb squad investigates a suspicious package left during an
attempted robbery.

Los Angeles police Officer Kate Lopez says the alleged bank robbery on Pico Boulevard took place at 9:50 a.m. Friday.

She says a suspect left a "suspicious" package at the counter of a bank teller window before leaving.

No one has been taken into custody. Lopez is not providing further details.

Streets in the area have been blocked off and traffic has been diverted.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-03-28-08 1430EDT

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