Update at 9:42 a.m. ET: After investigating, "police say a suspicious package reported by the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican was a false alarm," the Associated Press now reports.
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News alerts from Rome:
— "Police say bomb squad officials are heading to the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See after a report of a suspicious package." (Associated Press)
— "A suspect package was found at the U.S. embassy to the Vatican, police in Rome said on Wednesday." (Reuters)
Earlier today, two small bombs exploded in front of the northern Italian headquarters of a right-wing party. And there has been a series of package bombs discovered at embassies in Rome over the past week. Anarchists have been claiming responsibility.