A busy thoroughfare in downtown Berkeley has been shut down and some businesses evacuated Monday afternoon as a bomb squad investigates a suspicious package, a police spokeswoman said.
An evacuation order at the Frank Hegel Federal Building in Richmond was lifted Friday afternoon after a suspicious package was determined to contain only flashlights and batteries, the city’s fire chief said.
Streets have reopened in San Francisco’s Mission district after a police bomb squad investigated a suspicious package.
Part of Mission Street was closed for more than an hour Saturday morning and a man was arrested as police responded to reports of a person with a grenade.
Construction on the new Presidio Parkway was stopped twice this week after work crews discovered old explosives on the former military base.
The Santa Clara County sheriff’s bomb squad disposed of three World War II-era hand grenades found in a home near San Jose Thursday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Members of the San Francisco police bomb squad determined suspicious objects found in two different city neighborhoods on Friday were harmless.
A grenade found in a San Jose garage Friday afternoon was safely detonated and removed, according to police.
Police Chief Greg Suhr said extra officers will be on hand and the bomb squad will deployed along the racecourse.
Residents in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood were being evacuated Friday afternoon after police detained a man and then called the bomb squad to the area, a police spokesman said.