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Norwegian police: US embassy in Oslo and the surrounding area are evacuated due to bomb scare

Police block off the area around the castle in Oslo, Norway after U.S. Embassy security staff found a suspicious object beneath a nearby automobile outside the American Embassy Tuesday July 31, 2012. Norwegian police said the embassy and the surrounding area, including the royal palace, were cleared of people in the heart of Norway’s capital, and that a bomb squad with sniffer dogs was dispatched there. (AP Photo/Fredrik Varfjell/NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT
July 31, 2012 - 6:35 AM

OSLO - Norwegian police say the U.S. Embassy in Oslo and surrounding buildings have been evacuated after a suspicious object was found beneath a car near the embassy.

Spokesman Martin Todnem says that police have evacuated a 500 metre (yard) area around the embassy and that a bomb squad has been dispatched to the area.

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