Saturday, May 30

Duffel bag in parking structure of Chase Bank deemed nonexplosive

A duffel bag left in the parking structure of Chase Bank in Westwood was deemed nonexplosive by the LAPD bomb squad at 2 p.m.

The bomb squad arrived at Chase Bank at 1:30 p.m. to examine the package, which was thought to be suspicious, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Rabbett said.

The bag belonged to a homeless person and contained clothes and other miscellaneous items, Rabbett said.

While police were investigating, several Westwood intersections were blocked off this morning, and foot traffic around the bank was redirected.

Police are continuing to investigate the situation, Rabbett said.

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