A suspicious, potentially explosive device was brought to the Turlock Public Safety Facility Saturday morning, leading police to block off a portion of Downtown Turlock and call in the bomb squad.
At 10:31 a.m., a concerned citizen brought what he believed to be an explosive device to Turlock police. Police responded by quickly blocking off N. Broadway Avenue between W. Olive Avenue and Florence Street, and set up a perimeter around the facility.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team arrived on scene around 12:30 p.m. After taking an x-ray of the device, they found the device to be inactive.
It was ultimately determined that the device was a military training round, essentially a practice bomb which had previously been detonated.
The device was safely removed from the planter where it rested, and the streets were reopened.
The citizen who brought the device to the Public Safety Facility purchased it from an estate sale.
Members of the general public who encounter any type of explosive device are asked to leave it in place and call the Turlock Police Department from a safe distance, rather than bring it to the Public Safety Facility.