Bomb squad called to Huntington Beach City Hall; suspicious package investigated
A bomb squad determined that there was no threat to the public after they were called to investigate a suspicious package reported at Huntington Beach City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 6.
A city employee told police that he thought he saw some sort of device inside his car at the parking lot of the government building just after 4 p.m. according to Sgt. Angela Bennett, a spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department. She said authorities evacuated the area and closed off a section of Yorktown Avenue between Main Street and Lake Street, but did not find any potentially dangerous items.
We’re on scene of a suspicious device near City Hall. The OCSD Bomb Squad is on scene and will be examining the device. We have evacuated the area, and Yorktown Ave is shut down for east and westbound traffic from Main to Lake Street. We will update you when cleared. pic.twitter.com/zWAANh6oYz
— Huntington Beach PD (@HBPD_PIO) September 7, 2018
The street was reopened and people were allowed to go into the parking lot by 6:30 p.m.