OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland Police investigated a suspicious package Thursday afternoon while evacuating nearby businesses for their safety.
At 3:25, Oakland Police tweeted a request for vehicle and pedestrian traffic to stay out of the area 300 block of Embarcadero while they investigated the suspicious object.READ MORE: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
About two hours later, Oakland police tweeted that the device was not an explosive and that the area would reopen to the public.
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The area is safe and re-opening to the public. pic.twitter.com/gDOUEGqgEt
— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) August 6, 2021
Additional details about the incident were not immediately available.