Bomb squad removes possible explosive

July 8, 2009 11:57:45 AM PDT
A bomb squad with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office removed a possible chemical explosive device discovered Wednesday morning in an unincorporated area near Redwood City, sheriff's Lt. Ray Lunny said.

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The object was found at 9:13 a.m. on the street near the corner of Dumbarton and Blenheim avenues.

It appeared to be some type of bottle that seemed to be expanding, Lunny said. It did not explode and was removed from the area shortly before 11 a.m.

The discovery prompted authorities to close streets in the area, and the California Highway Patrol assisted in traffic control until the object was removed, CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.

The sheriff's office is investigating the incident, Lunny said.

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