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Feb 6, 2013 12:19 PM by Associated Press

Lawrence Berkeley lab evacuated over bomb threat

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have evacuated an Emeryville office building used by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory after a reported bomb threat.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the threat was reported around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The University of California, Berkeley runs the lab under a contract with the federal government.

The lab's main campus is in Berkeley.

UC Berkeley police Lt. Eric Tejada tells the Chronicle police have called in bomb-sniffing dogs.

No additional information was immediately available.

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