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Trials were suspended and jurors, judges and attorneys were all ordered out of the Santa Monica Courthouse Wednesday afternoon as a bomb squad responded to a suspicious item being found at the facility.

After a couple hours, law enforcement’s verdict: Never mind.

The device turned out to be “no threat,” although there was little other information available.

The item was found about 1:15 p.m., prompting authorities to empty the courthouse at 1725 Main St., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The sheriff’s Arson-Explosives Detail was called, but the all-clear was given about 3:30 p.m., according to Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The sheriff’s Arson-Explosives Detail was called, and was still at the scene several hours later, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

–City News Service 

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