FREMONT (CBS SF) – Police have arrested a suspect after a Fremont hotel was evacuated following the reported bomb threat Friday morning.
According to Fremont Police, a suspicious bag was discovered at the Hyatt Place hotel on the 3100 block of West Warren Avenue. About 70 guests inside the hotel were safely evacuated as a precaution.READ MORE: San Leandro Community Rallies for Reform on Anniversary of Steven Taylor's Police Shooting Death
The bomb team from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene.
Police said the ramp from southbound Interstate 880 to West Warren Avenue has been closed.
At 11:20 a.m., Fremont Police posted on the department’s Twitter account that a suspect was in custody in connection with the suspicious package. Police said the suspect was a 26-year-old male known to police.
The suspect was taken into custody not far from the hotel, police said.
A suspect has been located and arrested. He is a 26 year old man, known to police. He was identified and found not too far from the hotel by patrol officers. @ACSOSheriffs continue to investigate the bag. The hotel and access road remain closed.
— Fremont Police Department (@FremontPD) April 2, 2021READ MORE: Lodi Parachute Center Skydiver Dies After Chute Gets Tangled on Descent
Shortly before 1 p.m., Fremont police confirmed that the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad had rendered the bag safe. West Warren Avenue was reopened and guests were allowed to return to the hotel.
Police also confirmed the identity of the man arrested as 24-year-old Fremont resident Varun Suresh. He was booked at Santa Rita Jail for making a false bomb threat, criminal threats and burglary.
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@ACSOSheriffs rendered the bag safe and confirmed it was not an explosive device. W. Warren has reopened & guests are being allowed to re-enter the hotel. Varun Suresh, 24, Fremont resident, booked at Santa Rita Jail for making a false bomb threat, criminal threats & burglary.
— Fremont Police Department (@FremontPD) April 2, 2021
The hotel’s parking lot was the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting around 6:30 p.m. Thursday night, but there is no indication currently that the two incidents are related.