Authorities: Object at LA courthouse was not bomb

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Posted: Nov 09, 2009 4:43 PM

Authorities say a suspicious object found outside an East Los Angeles courthouse was not a bomb.

The device was removed Monday by a bomb squad robot.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. David Infante says the courthouse had not yet opened when the box-like object was first spotted.

He says he doesn't know what the object was, but it was determined to be non-explosive and the all-clear was given after about two hours.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Authorities say a suspicious object found outside an East Los Angeles courthouse was not a bomb.

The devise was removed Monday by a bomb squad robot.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. David Infante says the courthouse had not yet opened when the box-like object was first spotted.

He says he doesn't know what the object was, but it was determined to be non-explosive and the all-clear was given after about two hours.