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.