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South Korea police says no explosives found at Samsung Life headquarters

South Korea policemen stand guard at an entrance of a Samsung Group's building in Seoul, South Korea, April 14, 2017. Son Hyung-joo/Yonhap via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities found no explosives at the headquarters of Samsung Life Insurance Co Ltd in Seoul, police said on Friday.

A police official told Reuters that officers dispatched to the Samsung Life building in Seocho, a southern district of Seoul, concluded there were no explosives at 1:38 p.m. (0438 GMT).

The building had been evacuated earlier in the day following a report that explosives were inside.

(Reporting by Heekyong Yang and Se Young Lee; Editing by Robert Birsel)