A suspicious package shut down a portion of Lone Tree Way Friday afternoon as the Antioch Police Department worked to ensure the public’s safety after a woman reported a the package with derogatory comments written on it.
The incident began at 2:27 and lasted nearly two-hours as the incident required the assistance of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and the Walnut Creek Police Departments Bomb Squad.
Here is a copy of the Press Release:
Antioch Police responded to a report of a suspicious package on a bus stop bench. Officers located a medium-sized packaging envelope that appeared to be full. Markings on the envelope caused officers to be concerned with its unknown contents. As a precautionary measure, Lone Tree Way was blocked off from James Donlon Blvd. to Bluerock Drive in both directions, and nearby residents were encouraged to remain indoors for about 1 ½ hours.
Members of the Walnut Creek Bomb Squad responded to the scene and determined the envelope was safe and there was never any public hazard. The roadway was reopened and the affected residents were notified.
This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau. Any further inquiries into the status of this case should be done via the Media Access Telephone Line (925) 779-6874.