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bomb squad finds live opossum inside a 'suspicious package' left at l.a. zoo


a suspicious package left at the front entrance to the los angeles zoo on saturday turned out to be a box containing a live, adult opossum, authorities said.the box — which was 18 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches — was surrounded by duct tape with air holes and was found by zoo security about 9:30 a.m., zoo spokeswoman april spurlock said.“lapd made the decision to call in the bomb squad,” spurlock said. “the public and zoo staff was asked to move back a safe distance and relocate their cars to the zoo’s far north parking lot.”the bomb squad inspected the package and determined it contained an opossum, and gates were opened to the public at 11:30 a.m., she said.the opossum was sent to the zoo’s health center to be checked prior to release, spurlock said.she reminded anyone who finds an ani






suspicious package at the los angeles zoo turns out to be opossum


a suspicious package left at the entrance to the los angeles zoo saturday morning turned out to be a live, adult opossum.around 9:30 a.m., about 30 minutes before the zoo officially opened, zoo security found a duct tape-covered box and called the lapd. officers found an 18 x 18 x 12 box with air holes, and they called in the bomb squad, zoo officials said.zoo visitors and staff were asked to move back and relocate their cars to the zoo’s far north parking lot. that was before the bomb squad found the animal.the zoo’s gates were open to the public at 11:30 a.m., and the healthy opossum was moved to the zoo’s health center. it will eventually be released, officials said.zoo officials asked the public to contact l.a.’s animal services, l.a. county’s department of animal care and control or t






suspicious package causes evacuations in new jersey


linden, n.j. — a bomb squad has dismantled a suspicious package that led to the evacuation of two apartment buildings in new jersey.the package, which later was determined to be a hoax, was found near a pay phone outside a convenience store tuesday evening in linden.police say officers immediately began clearing the area and shutting down streets. two apartment buildings were evacuated in the process.linden mayor derek armstead tells wnbc-tv in new york city that photos of the package showed objects that looked like dynamite tied together with tape, with a device attached.police say the union county bomb squad used a robot to "disrupt" the package as a precaution.evacuated residents were later escorted back to their homes. no one was injured.authorities continue to investigate.






austin airport bag claim evacuated due to suspicious package


austin, texas — authorities say the baggage claim area of the airport in austin has been evacuated because of a suspicious package.austin police spokeswoman lisa cortinas said that the bomb squad was on the way there to check it out.derick hackett, austin department of aviation spokesman, says the evacuated baggage claim area was on the lower level of austin-bergstrom international airport.he says flights have not been affected.






police give all clear at austin airport after evacuation


austin, texas (ap) — police have given the all clear and allowed travelers to return to the baggage claim area of the airport in austin after it was evacuated when a suspicious package was found.austin police spokeswoman lisa cortinas says they were alerted to the suspicious package at about 10:40 a.m. and sent out the bomb squad to check it out. she said they gave the all clear at about 12:45 p.m. she did not have information on what the package turned out to be.derick hackett, austin department of aviation spokesman, says the evacuated baggage claim area is on the lower level of austin-bergstrom international airport. he said flights weren’t affected by the evacuation.






all clear given at newark airport terminal after suspicious package found


new york -- police have given the all-clear at a terminal at newark liberty international airport after police evacuated portions of the terminal over a pressure cooker found on site.the port authority police department said a suspicious package was discovered on level 3 of terminal a, the regional terminal for united airlines. newark international is one of the busiest transit hubs in the country. police said a partial evacuation had been completed and the essex county bomb squad was responding. k-9 units and local police were also on the scene.the port authority said the package had been cleared shortly after 6 p.m. et.






bomb squad called to target store in medina on a false alarm


a target store in medina and several other nearby businesses were evacuated sunday evening after a call came in from someone who said they saw a suspicious device inside the store, according to the hennepin county sheriff’s office.the medina police depart and the hamel fire department were in charge, and those in a nearby media staging area were told that there could be a loud noise if and when the possible bomb was detonated.just before 9 p.m., medina police chief ed belland said, bomb experts discovered a 3-by-5-inch package with a blinking red light in the target employees lounge, and determined that it was not an explosive device.law enforcement officers then swept the store with bomb-sniffing dogs before allowing target to reopen, belland said. the search was ordered, he said, “becaus






bomb-sniffing dog clears suspicious package left on city bus


a bomb-sniffing dog cleared a suspicious package thrown onto a city bus tuesday afternoon, more than an hour after the incident occurred. about 4:25 p.m. chicago police and fire officials were called to investigate when someone threw a bag onto a cta bus and ran away, officials said. eventually, bomb-sniffing dogs were called to the area of kimball and elston avenues in irving park.a fire official said he did not know whether the bus was stopped or moving at the time. whoever threw the bag onto the bus immediately ran away, the fire official said. the bus was evacuated and additional public transportation in the area was being rerouted. it wasn't immediately clear what the passengers who exited the bus were instructed to do. the fire official said a hazmat team had been called and police a






bomb squad called to target store in medina on a false alarm


a target store in medina was evacuated sunday evening after a call came in from an employee who reported seeing a suspicious device inside the store, according to the hennepin county sheriff's office.the medina police department and the hamel fire department were in charge, and those in a nearby media staging area were told that there could be a loud noise — a controlled detonation — if the possible bomb was located.just before 9 p.m., medina police chief ed belland said, bomb experts discovered a 3-by-5-inch package with a blinking red light in a staff-only area of the store and determined that it was not an explosive device.law enforcement officers then swept the store with bomb-sniffing dogs before allowing target to reopen, belland said. the search was ordered, he said, "because we jus






how are opossums affected by tree trimming?


dear joan: we have a friendly opossum that lives in our chinese elm. we also have a stray cat that we have “adopted.”the opossum visits our backyard several nights a week to eat the cat’s left-over food. the cat doesn’t seem to mind sharing his food with the opossum, as the cat never tries to chase it away, like he does other stray cats.the chinese elm has at least four large nests that seem to be too large to be made by squirrels, so we presume that the opossum either has a family, relatives or several vacation homes.we do have squirrels, but they appear to have their own nests in a 50-year-old elm tree in the front yard, with six to eight nests, which are much smaller than the nests in the chinese elm.the elm is 50 years old and needs to be significantly cut back to maintain its balance,






routine arrest leads minneapolis police to arsenal


minneapolis police uncovered an arsenal of guns and bomb-making devices during a routine arrest last week.according to police, a man walked by a parked car in north minneapolis about 5 p.m. thursday and confronted the people inside after they threw food wrappers on the ground. they ignored him until he paused to get the car license number. the men then got out of the car and indicated they had guns, according to a criminal complaint filed monday.the man flagged down officers, the complaint says, but the men from inside car continued to yell at him and resisted the officers’ attempts to control the situation. the men were insistent they needed to be near the car because a drone was coming to deliver a package, the complaint said. because of the suspicious circumstances and fear for the man’






suspicious package closes bart station – the mercury news


hayward — a major delay on the bay area id transit system’s fremont line closed the hayward station while officers responded to a suspicious package, bart police said monday afternoon.officers responded to the report of the package at 4:42 p.m. and were calling in the alameda county sheriff’s bomb squad to ess the package, bart police lt. terence mccarty said.riders in the fremont, richmond and daly city directions were affected, and ac transit was offering parallel service between bayfair and south hayward bart stations, offering the no. 10 line between bayfair and hayward and no. 99 line from hayward to south hayward and beyond, bart officials said.drivers parked at the hayward station should be able to retrieve cars, police said.check back for updates.contact george kelly at 408-859-518






bomb scare closes east bay gas station temporarily – the mercury news


pleasanton —  a gas station and parking lots of surrounding businesses were closed for more than two hours saturday until a county bomb squad determined that a suspicious device in a trash can was not explosive.about 10:15 a.m, pleasanton police received a call that a motorist had dropped the device with wires into a garbage can near gas pumps at a chevron gas station at hopyard road and owens drive. the device also emitted a noise.police called in the alameda county sheriff department’s bomb squad, and closed the parking lots of a nearby motel and restaurant about 10:30 a.m.the bomb squad first used a remote-controlled robot to examine the device, and then a bomb expert in protective clothing verified the device was not explosive, police said.for breaking news get our mobile app for free






bart station reopens after suspicious package forces closure – the mercury news


hayward — the city’s hayward bay area id transit station reopened monday evening after an investigation into a suspicious package closed it to commuters for several hours, bart officials said monday afternoon.officers responded to the report of the package at 4:42 p.m. and were calling in the alameda county sheriff’s bomb squad to ess the package, bart police lt. terence mccarty said.the station reopened at 7:52 p.m., resuming normal service with residual delays due to congestion, bart spokesman jim allison said.no information was immediately available on bart police’s essment of the package.riders in the fremont, richmond and daly city directions were affected, and ac transit offered parallel service between bayfair and south hayward bart stations, with the no. 10 line carrying riders bet






bomb squad called to investigate suspicious objects found in busy downtown denve


denver police bomb experts have responded to the report of suspicious objects found near a tree and garbage can near the denver athletic club parking garage.raquel lopez, denver police spokeswoman said police were called around 10 a.m. tweets from the scene showed a half dozen sealed, liquid-filled bottles standing near a tree.police closed the sidewalk near the parking garage, and the denver bomb squad was called. but lopez said investigators determined that evacuations from nearby buildings were not necessary.she said she could not confirm reports that the objects appeared to be molotov cocktails.this breaking news story will be updated when new details are available.






bomb squad called in to jfk airport freight building, authorities say


new york -- a freight building at john f. kennedy airport in queens was evacuated saturday afternoon after a screener found what appeared to be a grenade in a package on the premises, cbs new york reports.the nypd bomb squad was called to the scene at building 77, a freight building. authorities said it was determined the object found was an inactive training device being shipped for military training purposes.building 77 is not a terminal and there were no jfk passengers inside the building at the time.those occupying the building have since returned.  






package that led to newark airport evacuation deemed safe


newark, n.j. (ap) — a suspicious package that forced the partial evacuation of a terminal at newark liberty international airport has been determined not to be a threat.police for the port authority of new york and new jersey say the suspicious package was found in terminal a on saturday afternoon and that a partial evacuation of the departure level occurred.no details were immediately available on the nature of the package.






suspicious truck prompts bomb squad response at hanscom air force base


bedford, mass. -- the bomb squad was called to hanscom air force base thursday morning after potentially explosive material was found in a moving truck during a routine vehicle inspection, cbs boston reports. authorities responded to the base around 9 a.m. and later called in the massachusetts state police bomb squad for assistance. the fbi is also assisting in the investigation, but declined further comment.the state fire marshal's office said an assessment is underway of two suspicious vehicles, adding that standard protocol is being followed. as a precaution, the base's vandenberg gate has been temporarily closed and several facilities were evacuated.  a perimeter has been set up extending 1,500 feet from the truck in all directions. hanscom field airport remains open. a big foot moving






'suspicious object' causes m1 closure near milton keynes


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionthe bomb disposal unit is sent to assess the "suspicious object"the m1 is closed in both directions after a "suspicious object" was found underneath a bridge.traffic is being held up between junction 15 for northampton and junction 14 for milton keynes.the object was discovered beneath the motorway bridge at about 07:30 bst, thames valley police said.a bomb disposal unit has been seen travelling along the hard shoulder towards the scene and three fire crews are also in attendance.live updates on this story and moreimage caption traffic is being held up between junctions 15 and 14 image caption a bomb disposal unit was seen driving along the hard shoulder towards the scene highways england has posted diversions but it is unclear when






eagleton elementary school on lockout as denver police bomb squad investigates v


eagleton elementary school in west denver has been placed on lockout friday morning as the bomb squad investigates a vehicle.denver public schools spokesman will jones said the district was working on sending a robotic call to parents letting them know about the situation.“all the kids are safe and all the staff are safe,” he said.jones said the vehicle was about a block from the school, which is near hooker street and west ninth avenue. he said police were speaking with the vehicle’s owner.denver police spokesman doug schepman said officers requested the bomb squad after investigating a vehicle near eighth avenue and hooker. schepman said he didn’t know what the officers believed is suspicious about the vehicles.this story will be updated as more information becomes available.






st. paul police discover possible pipe bomb inside suspect's vehicle


residents near lake phalen in st. paul were awakened saturday morning to the news that a possible pipe bomb had been found inside a suspect’s car nearby, according to police.the city’s bomb squad recovered the device and will determine whether it was indeed explosive, police spokesman steve linders said. no one in the area was harmed.“right now, it’s an active and ongoing investigation,” he said.police received a call that a woman had been threatened with a handgun on st. paul’s east side just before 5 a.m., linders said. the suspects had escaped in a vehicle by the time officers arrived.shortly afterward, police found and stopped the vehicle near the intersection of maryland avenue and lake place. the two men inside were arrested.police found two handguns inside the car and the suspected






st. paul police discover pipe bomb inside suspect's vehicle


two men in possession of a pipe bomb were arrested in st. paul early saturday, according to police.the bomb was found inside the men's vehicle following reports of an alleged assault and confirmed as an explosive device by the city's bomb squad, according to a police report. the device's discovery led police to evacuate homes near lake phalen while the squad recovered it.no one was harmed, police spokesman steve linders said.police received a call that a man threatened to shoot a woman at a superamerica gas station at 7th street e. and johnson parkway just before 5 a.m., according to a police report. the suspects had escaped in a vehicle by the time officers arrived.shortly afterward, officers found and stopped the vehicle near the intersection of maryland avenue and lake place. they found






st. paul police discover pipe bomb inside suspects' vehicle


two men in possession of a pipe bomb were arrested in st. paul early saturday, according to police.the bomb was found inside the men’s vehicle following reports of an alleged assault, and the city’s bomb squad confirmed it was an explosive device, according to a police report. police evacuated homes near lake phalen while the squad recovered it.no one was harmed, police spokesman steve linders said.police received a call that a man threatened to shoot a woman at a superamerica gas station at 7th street e. and johnson parkway just before 5 a.m., according to the police report. the suspects had escaped in a vehicle by the time officers arrived.shortly afterward, officers found and stopped the vehicle near the intersection of maryland avenue and lake place. they found a pipe bomb inside the t






police robots take on brazil drug wars


by april 16, 2017 10:02 p.m. et rio de janeiro’s police force, like the rest of the city’s public services, is broke. in the headquarters of the bomb-disposal unit, supplies of everything from soap to explosives are running out as the city struggles to pay its debts amid brazil’s deep recession.but, poor as it is, rio’s bomb squad is one of the most technologically advanced in south america. in the cramped storeroom of its base in northern rio, a state-of-the-art robot takes pride of place.“the robot is a fundamental piece of equipment—it’s vital to our day-to-day work,” says the bomb squad’s boss, marcelo corrêa. in addition to inspecting suspicious packages left in metro stations and other potential bomb threats across the city, the robot helps police fight the drug lords who control the






leeds bradford airport evacuated in security scare


image copyrightchris heatonimage caption police said they were alerted to a suspicious package on saturday evening a suspicious package has been found at leeds bradford airport, causing the evacuation of staff and passengers.west yorkshire police confirmed officers were called at 20:09 bst and have placed a cordon around the scene.the airport issued a statement saying: "leeds bradford airport is currently closed after a suspicious package was reported. all passengers have been safely evacuated."several flights due to land at the airport have been diverted.a twitter account linked to the airport also reported the "terminal has been evacuated due to a security alert".according to the airport website, a number of flights into leeds bradford have been unable to land, while there are unconfirme






bomb squad called to aurora hospital


the kane county bomb squad was called to presence mercy medical center thursday night, but no explosives were found, according to aurora police.around 8:25 p.m., a 57-year-old chicago man in the emergency room told a security guard he had a bomb in his backpack, police spokesman dan ferrelli said in an email.because of statements the man made about being dissatisfied with wait room times at the hospital and his level of intoxication security didn't think the threat was credible, according to ferrelli. still, they escorted the man outside and contacted police, he said.the backpack was taken from him and the bomb squad called as a precaution, ferrelli said. no explosives were found.the man was admitted for a psychological evaluation. charges are pending, ferrelli said.the incident lasted abo






police evacuate popular beach to investigate possible bomb


hanauma bay, hawaii (ap) — honolulu police say a popular beach has been evacuated as officers and bomb squad officials respond to the discovery of what could be a bomb, hawaii news now reports.the news service says that hundreds were asked to leave hanauma bay beach after a suspicious item was found around 10:40 a.m.police tell hawaii news now the item is a canister that washed ashore. the news service says a lifeguard found it during safety training and alerted authorities.hanauma bay, nestled inside a breeched volcanic cone on the southeastern shore of oahu, has some of the state’s calmest waters, most pristine beaches and world-renowned snorkeling over coral reefs that teem with colorful fish.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.in 2016, for the second year in a row






bomb squad clears unattended bag at twin cities airport


minneapolis — police have given the all-clear after a bomb squad checked out an unattended bag found at minneapolis-st. paul international airport.the airport said in a tweet that police determined the bag did not contain anything hazardous, and that all areas of the airport were now open.part of the airport mall at terminal 1 was cleared and shut down wednesday afternoon while police investigated the bag.airport spokesman pat hogan says the bag was left unattended at a restaurant beyond the security gates. hogan said flights were not affected.






secret service detains man near white house


the white house(photo: pixabay) 1145 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — the secret service detained a man near the white house on tuesday after he made some "suspicious comments" and was carrying a package.the man was taken into custody without incident around 10:15 a.m., the secret service said."suspicious package investigation continues; suspect in custody!" the secret service said in a tweet.the service temporarily locked down parts of pennsylvania avenue and the white house, and suspended tours in the wake of the incident."a male suspect approached a uniformed officer at 15th and pennsylvania (avenue) around 10:15 a.m. this morning," said a secret service official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. "he made suspicious comments and had a package.






secret service detains man near white house


the white house(photo: pixabay) 5335 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — the secret service detained a man near the white house on tuesday after he made some "suspicious comments" and was carrying a package.the man was taken into custody without incident around 10:15 a.m., the secret service said."suspicious package investigation continues; suspect in custody!" the secret service said in a tweet.the service temporarily locked down parts of pennsylvania avenue and the white house, and suspended tours in the wake of the incident."a male suspect approached a uniformed officer at 15th and pennsylvania (avenue) around 10:15 a.m. this morning," said a secret service official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. "he made suspicious comments and had a package.






secret service detains man near white house


the white house(photo: pixabay) 3514 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — the secret service detained a man near the white house on tuesday after he made some "suspicious comments" and was carrying a package.the man was taken into custody without incident around 10:15 a.m., the secret service said."suspicious package investigation continues; suspect in custody!" the secret service said in a tweet.the service temporarily locked down parts of pennsylvania avenue and the white house, and suspended tours in the wake of the incident."a male suspect approached a uniformed officer at 15th and pennsylvania (avenue) around 10:15 a.m. this morning," said a secret service official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. "he made suspicious comments and had a package.






secret service investigating "suspicious package" near white house grounds


washington -- the u.s. secret service said tuesday morning it was investigating a “suspicious package” near white house grounds and that a suspect is in custody.in a series of tweets about the investigation, the secret service said road closures were in effect, a security perimeter was established and members of the media and public were being moved.“suspicious package investigation continues; suspect in custody!” the agency tweeted.a secret service spokesperson said that at 10:15 a.m., a male suspect approached a uniformed division u.s. secret service officer in the area of 15th and pennsylvania ave. the person had a suspicious package. he was separated from the package, detained without incident and is now in secret service custody, the spokesperson said.east wing tours were suspended, t






package with explosives sent to german finance ministry


berlin — police say a package sent to the german finance ministry containing low-grade explosives like the ones used in fire crackers has been safely disposed of.berlin police spokesman thomas neuendorf said the package arrived wednesday morning. he didn't give any details about the package or who might have sent it, citing an ongoing investigation.mailroom employees at the ministry quickly identified the package as suspicious and called in explosives experts, who destroyed it with a controlled explosion.several rooms were evacuated temporarily.berlin police say the package could have caused numerous injuries if it had been opened and the explosives had gone off.






3 held in french anti-terrorism raids; bomb squad on site


paris — french officials say three men have been arrested in widely spread anti-terrorism raids, and a bomb squad has been deployed at the home of one of the men.two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing operation, said the arrests came in central clermont-ferrand, southern marseille and the paris region. the bomb squad was dispatched to clermont-ferrand, but the officials offered no details on any alleged plans by the three men detained.tuesday's arrests come less than two weeks after anti-terrorism forces detained an adolescent girl and three men, and uncovered what they described as a makeshift explosives lab.






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bomb threat briefly shuts down crystal college


classes at herzing university in crystal were disrupted monday night after somebody phoned in a bomb threat, police said.a student was in the library when he received a call on his cellphone about 7:05 p.m. the caller said "there is a bomb where you are right now" and then hung up, said crystal police chief stephanie revering.students and faculty were evacuated from the building at 5700 west broadway.the minneapolis bomb squad, and police k-9 officers searched the building, but nothing suspicious or unusual was found, revering said.crystal police and the west metro fire relief district also responded.no one was hurt.the school trains students for careers in technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety.






bomb squad investigates suspicious device near trolley station


a homeless person found what looked like a pipe bomb in a trash can near a trolley station in east village friday, but a bomb squad determined it was not an explosive device. “it looks to be just a piece of pvc pipe, with screw-on end caps, that was discarded,” san diego police sgt. rick pechin said.the transient, who had been rummaging for cans and bottles in the trash can, placed the pipe on the ground near the trolley tracks at the 12th and imperial transit center, then notified a trolley security guard, pechin said.trolley service on the green line was disrupted briefly, with service ending in the gaslamp quarter instead of the 12th and imperial station, metro transit system officials said on twitter.a bomb squad rendered the device safe and determined there was no explosive material i






americans resigned to insecurity of personal data, pew survey finds


americans have become resigned to the fact that the security of their data is beyond their control. in a study released on jan. 26, pew research found that 64 percent of americans have personally experienced a data breach, including fraudulent charges on their credit cards, received notifications that their email or social-media accounts have been ed or warned that their personal information had been exposed. as a result, 51 percent of u.s. citizens do not trust social media sites to protect their information and 49 percent do not think the government can secure their data. “people feel that they have lost control of their personal information in a lot of ways in the modern information environment,” aaron smith, ociate director of pew research, told eweek.“whether we are talking about cyb