Suspicious Package, Threatening Note Prompts San Jose Bomb Squad Response
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Lincoln Avenue in San Jose reopened Friday afternoon after a suspicious package left outside an area business was determined to be harmless, according to San Jose police.
The package, which was reported at 8:49 a.m., was left at the door of a business on the 1300 block of Lincoln, along with a threatening note, Officer Jose Garcia said.
Neighboring businesses were evacuated and the nearby Willow Glen Elementary School was ordered to shelter-in-place while the Police Department’s bomb squad investigated.
No explosives were found, but the package contained a powdery substance and a liquid. Hazardous materials teams determined that the substances were nontoxic and gave the all clear to reopen the area around 2 p.m., Garcia said.
Police do not have any suspect information but consider the package deliberately threatening in nature, Garcia said.
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