Suspect in custody, identified after Fremont hotel bomb scare

Bay Area

FREMONT, Calif. (KRON) – UPDATE: Three hours after first reports, police have determined that the suspicious bag was not an explosive and guests have returned to the hotel.

Initially reported as a 26-year-old, police confirmed that 24-year-old Varun Suresh of Fremont has been booked at the Santa Rita Jail for making a false bomb threat, criminal threats and burglary.

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Police are on scene at the Hyatt Place hotel on the 3100 block of W. Warren Avenue due to a suspicious bag.

The hotel has been evacuated and the Alameda County Bomb Team is responding.

Approximately 70 hotel guests were safely evacuated.

The SB I880 Warren exit has also been closed to help avoid traffic congestion in the area.

The hotel’s parking lot was the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Thursday night, but police have not said the suspicious bag was related to that incident.

The public is advised to avoid the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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