Oslo, Norway (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Norway was evacuated on Tuesday after its security staff found a suspicious object beneath a nearby automobile.
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.
A surrounding area of the capital also was evacuated for several hours, including the royal palace, but the monarch was not there at the time, police said.
"The object had been removed, and it's nothing dangerous," said police spokesman Roar Hanssen, who declined to identify what had been found under the car.
"Everything is back to normal," Hanssen said.