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Downtown streets blocked off for hours as LAPD responds to suspicious car

Downtown streets blocked off for hours as LAPD responds to suspicious car
Police confer on 2nd Street downtown as streets were closed in a two-block radius. (John Adams / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles police Friday evening closed several downtown blocks and evacuated apartments in the area because of a suspicious vehicle.

At 6 p.m., police found a stolen car and as they approached, they determined that something about it was suspicious.

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About 9:30 p.m., police said apartments in the area were being evacuated.

The streets reopened shortly after midnight, when police determined that there was nothing unusual inside the car.

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