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Bomb squad deems suspicious device safe, schools lift lockdowns

A bomb squad with Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office investigated a suspicious device at Bowers Park in Santa Clara, Calif. Friday, October 18, 2019. It was determined the device was not explosive and shelter-in-place orders were lifted from three nearby schools.

A suspicious device that was found inside Bowers Park in Santa Clara Friday morning has been deemed safe, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

Three schools located near the Cabrillo Avenue park were ordered to shelter in place during the investigation, but Santa Clara police issued a statement through the department’s Twitter account at 11:40 a.m. to say that the order had been lifted.

The sheriff’s bomb squad arrived around 10:30 a.m. to investigate what Deputy Michael Low referred to as a “bucket.” It was later determined that suspicious device was not explosive.

Nik Wojcik

Bomb squad investigates suspicious device, three schools on lockdown

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