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State University Drive Reopens After Suspicious Device Investigation
At 12:25 p.m., authorities said they were finished with their investation and reopened the street.
The Sacramento State Police Department said suspicious devices were found near the Green Houses and the Guy West Plaza.
In a statement, officials described the suspicious items as four wrapped and taped bundles containing rocks, wires, batteries, metal bolts and magnets. Similar items were found on campus last September.
As a precaution, police issued a limited evacuation of the non-destruct laboratory during the investigation. State University Drive near Sequoia Hall was also shut down.
UPDATE: State University Drive is currently closed due to police action. Also, an additional suspicious device... http://t.co/LNfI3g1TaJ— Sacramento State PD (@sacstatepolice) January 9, 2014
Additional suspicious devices were located on campus this morning near the Green Houses and the Guy West Plaza.... http://t.co/6ofwQFvQ8Q— Sacramento State PD (@sacstatepolice) January 9, 2014
UPDATE: Police action has concluded and State University Drive is open. http://t.co/y8LmekyZ2M— Sacramento State PD (@sacstatepolice) January 9, 2014
The police department released the following statement:
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.
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