‘Suspicious Device’ Discovered on Davis Overpass Turns Out to be Bag of Clothes

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DAVIS — A bomb squad investigated a suspicious device Saturday at the Richards Boulevard overpass for nearly two and a half hours and later discovered it was simply a bag of clothing.

The Interstate 80 overpass is in the process of reopening after investigators blocked off traffic around 5 p.m., according to Lt. Thomas Waltz with the Davis Police Department.

The Yolo County Bomb Squad as well as West Sacramento Police EOD-trained officers were called out and deployed a robot on scene. The object was cleared by the robot then declared safe by two trained officers.

What led up to the bag’s placement has not been reported. However, Davis authorities say the bag was set up to look suspicious in nature. Wires could be seen protruding from it and a clock was positioned nearby, reports the Sacramento Bee.

It was determined that the initial call about the object was also a hoax.

Stop and go traffic backed up along both sides of I-80 as the Richards Boulevard offramps were closed down.


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