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More Suspicious Packages Found At Sac State

Campus Police Chief Mark Iwasa says the packages are all similar.
"They all fit the same configuration,” says Iwasa. ”Bundles, baseball-size basically and upon inspection are filled with junk: rocks, one had sun tan lotion bottle, some screws, a bolt, one had a magnet in it, one had some batteries, one had part of a phone cord." 
Iwasa says officers have not determined a reason or motive behind the placement of the packages.  He says even though the items found so far have been harmless, people should avoid picking up anything they think is suspicious. 
The reports of packages today brought the Sacramento Police Department bomb squad to the campus twice and caused State University Drive to be closed for about three hours.
Eleven packages were found along the railroad tracks and a transformer station on the edge of campus.

 Full statement below from the Sacramento State Police Department:

Just before 9 a.m. today, the Sacramento State Police Department received a call about suspicious packages found near the Guy West Bridge. Responding officers found four wrapped and taped bundles similar to those found in previous incidents, beginning in September 2013.

As a precaution during their investigation, police performed a limited evacuation of the campus non-destruct laboratory and closed State University Drive near Sequoia Hall. No explosive materials were found in the bundles and there is still no indication as to their purpose.

As in the previous incidents, the bundles contained an assortment of debris, including rocks, wires, batteries, metal bolts and a magnet.

The Sacramento State Police Department is interested in any information you may have regarding these bundles, their origin or presence on campus. If you encounter one, please stay away from it and call the Police Department at (916) 278-6851 as soon as possible.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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