Truxtun Ave. reopens after threat closed area

Posted at 9:01 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 16:13:10-05

The area of Truxtun Ave and H Street were closed Friday morning that they received a call of a potential bomb threat on the side of the Bakersfield Police building.

BPD officials said  at 8:07 a.m., the Bakersfield Police Department received a phone
call from a male caller indicating that there was a bomb in the police department and
then he hung up.



BPD Officers conducted a sweep of the interior and exterior of the police department with a
BPD EOD K9. During the sweep the dog alerted in an area on Eye Street where there
were several vehicles parked. Based on this information and the bomb threat the police
department was evacuated

Officials said City Hall South was also evacuated. City government buildings and private businesses on the north side of Truxtun near the police department were asked to shelter in place. Area schools were notified but not asked to go on lockdown.

For a while, traffic on Truxtun Ave was closed between H Street and Chester Ave.

HAZARDOUS CONDITION - BOMB THREAT *in progress*Friday, January 15, 2016 0850 hours (8:50 a.m. PST) a standard alarm...

Posted by Bakersfield Fire Department on Friday, January 15, 2016


At approximately 9:30 a.m. the area was cleared. The evacuation was lifted and the
streets were reopened.
An investigation into the threat is on-going. No additional information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.