Bomb Squad Disposes of Explosive Device Found at San Jose Recycling Center - NBC Bay Area

Bomb Squad Disposes of Explosive Device Found at San Jose Recycling Center

Suspicious Device Found at San Jose Recycling Facility

Some tense moments Monday afternoon, but the all-clear has now been given. A suspicious device was found, just after 2 p.m., at California Waste Solutions on Timothy Drive in San Jose. NBC Bay Area's Robert Handa reports with details from the scene. (Published Monday, July 28, 2014)

The San Jose Police Department's bomb squad disposed of an explosive device found at a recycling facility in the northern part of the city Monday afternoon, a police spokesman said.

The device was reported at about 2 p.m. at a facility in the 1000 block of Timothy Drive, San Jose police spokesman Officer Albert Morales said.

Employees at the facility said recyclable materials that were picked up last week were being processed on a conveyor belt Monday when a worker noticed something they suspected was an explosive device, Morales said.

A bomb technician from the San Jose Police Department responded and determined it was possibly an explosive device, prompting the response of the full bomb squad, Morales said.

The squad determined the device was explosive and disposed of it, he said.

Police had evacuated people from the area around the recycling facility, which is in an industrial area of the city, Morales said.

No injuries were reported and police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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