Bomb Squad Called Out to Southwest Bakersfield Intersection

BAKERSFIELD - A Southwest Bakersfield intersection has reopened after it was shut down for more 3 hours Wednesday evening.

According to BPD, a driver spotted what appeared to be an explosive device in the roadway.

It happened just after 8 pm near the intersection of Panama and Buena Vista Roads.

Police arrived and immediately called the bomb squad to the scene. After hours of careful evaluation, they discovered it was merely a combination of items including a gas can, battery, and several wires.

The intersection was reopened just before 11 pm.


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