EMERYVILLE (CBS SF) – Police in Emeryville are investigating a report of a suspicious package near the entrance to a Home Depot location on Hollis Street Tuesday, according to authorities.
Police sent out an alert at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Officers were at the scene of the Home Depot store where the suspicious package was reported on the 3800 block of Hollis Street, police said.READ MORE: VIDEO: Wind-Whipped Dixie Fire Ignites Homes In Greenville; Fire Crews 'Going Into Life Threat Mode'
The public is being asked to stay clear of the area while officers investigate. The Home Depot was evacuated in an abundance of caution to ensure the public’s safety during the investigation.READ MORE: PG&E Stock Dip Impacting Fortunes of Past Wildfire Victims
Shortly after 4 p.m., Emeryville police said the suspicious device was rendered safe with the assistance of the Alameda County bomb squad.MORE NEWS: COVID: Case Surge From Delta Variant Leading to Health Care Worker Fatigue
The officers are continuing to investigate and gather evidence at the scene. Police anticipate the area will be closed for approximately another hour or two.