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BPD determines that suspicious object found in mailbox does not pose a threat

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 19:18:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE 3:12 p.m.): BPD says that they have determined that the object does not pose a threat and that it was likely a bundle of letters.


A suspicious object has been found in a mailbox near Harris Road and Buena Vista on the northwest corner, accord to Bakersfield Police.

Bakersfield Police were called to the area around 10:30 a.m. The caller said that they saw a person "acting strangely" place an object inside a neighborhood mailbox.

Several roads in the area are closed. North and southbound lanes are blocked for half a mile at Harris Road and Buena Vista.

This is an ongoing story and we will update it as soon as we learn more.