Jamestown Bomb Scare
Bomb Squad at Jamestown Post Office
Jamestown, CA -- There was a bomb scare at the Jamestown Post Office just after 12:15p.m. this afternoon. Here is how the scene unfolded according to eyewitness Jean Richardson, of Jamestown.
"I was at the Jamestown post office and the Sheriff's cars and deputies were all over the place. They were stopping cars from coming into the post office."
The Tuolumne County Sheriff's office reports a worker found a shirt with a detergent bottle tied to it under a truck and alerted the Sheriff's Department.
Sgt. James Oliver says, "We went down and looked at it (the detergent bottle) and just to be safe, evacuated the post office and the area around that vehicle. We called the Calaveras Bomb Squad to run it by them. The bomb squad came out an x-rayed the bottle. It turned out to be a bottle of detergent."
The false alarm had the post office shut down for little over a half an hour.
Written by Tracey Petersen
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