Bomb squad determines suspicious item in Oakland not an explosive

Bay Area

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – Oakland police asked the public to avoid the area around the 300 block of Embarcadero on Thursday afternoon due to a suspicious package found.

Authorities determined that the item was not an explosive device and the area was safe to reopen to the public.

The incident was reported around 3:00 p.m.

Businesses in the surrounding areas were evacuated. Trains were stopped in the area and buses were rerouted.

According to officials, OPD received a call from an anonymous person reporting a bomb in Jack London Square. Officers discovered a suspicious item and the ALCO Bomb Squad is on scene evaluating.

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