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Package From Austin Prompts Bomb Squad Call Out in South Los Angeles

The package was given the all clear by the bomb squad around 9 p.m.

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    Package From Austin Prompts Bomb Squad Call Out in South Los Angeles
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    A package sent to a South Los Angeles home from an unknown sender in Austin, Texas, prompted a bomb squad call out on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

    A package with a return address of Austin, Texas that was delivered by FedEx Wednesday to a South Los Angeles home prompted a bomb squad call out.

    The item was reported about 6:20 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Bronson Avenue in the Leimert Park area, according to Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im.

    The resident was not expecting a package and didn't know the sender, Im said.

    The bomb squad determined by 9 p.m. that the item was not a threat.

    Austin experienced a spate of bombings investigators said they believe were the work of a 23-year-old man who fatally blew himself up Wednesday as officers closed in on him.

    Two people were killed in the bombings, which began on March 2. Five others were injured.