UPDATE: The Roseville Police Department Explosive Disposal Unit has determined that the suspicious packages found Thursday were empty. City buildings have reopened.
Suspicious packages in DT Roseville determined harmless. Vernon St, Town Square and Civic Center open. Post Office to be open shortly.— Roseville_Pub_Safety (@RSVL_Pub_Safety) December 10, 2015
ORIGINAL: Sections of downtown Roseville are shut down Thursday while police investigate three suspicious packages near Vernon Street. The area has been cleared and city employees are sheltering in place.
Roseville Police Public Information Officer Dee Dee Gunther says police received a call from an observant City Hall employee about a new package under the city Christmas tree.
The police responded quickly and cordoned off the area. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit is currently investigating the package along with two other packages found in the post office.
The Roseville Civic Center and post office are closed along with the 300 Block of Vernon Street.
"We hope we'll be able to wrap it up pretty soon," says Gunther.
Roseville Police are investigating 3 suspicious packages in downtown Roseville near the Vernon Street Town Square.— City of Roseville CA (@CityofRoseville) December 10, 2015
Area around Vernon St Town Square including the post office cleared of people. City employees in Civic Center safe, sheltered in place.— City of Roseville CA (@CityofRoseville) December 10, 2015