BPD bomb squad respond to suspicious object in Central Bakersfield

Posted at 3:09 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 20:07:34-05

Bakersfield Police's bomb squad investigated a suspicious object found in Central Bakersfield Wednesday afternoon. The package turned out to be a box inside a box with no explosive or dangerous material inside.

The object was reported in the area of 34th and Chester around 2:15 p.m. 

Valley Oaks Charter School was locked down as a precaution and several surrounding businesses were evacuated.

The intersection and surrounding streets were blocked for about an hour during the investigation.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call BPD at 661-327-7111.