No bomb near Oscars venue as police search area out of caution

February 20, 2015 12:34 AM

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The Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad descended Thursday on Highland Avenue near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard -- a stone's throw from the upcoming Academy Awards show -- over reports of explosives that turned out to be unfounded.

The incident began shortly after 11 a.m. when police heard reports of a black Jetta driving recklessly near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Yucca Street, said LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery.

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