Bomb Scare at BART Officer's Family Home

Authorities inspected and detonated two suspicious packages  discovered near the front door the Napa home of an immediate family member of  former Bay Area Rapid Transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle Wednesday  afternoon, according to Napa police.

The family member arrived at the home at about 3:45 p.m. and  discovered the suspicious packages, police said.

Napa police came out to inspect the packages and requested the  assistance of the Napa County Sheriff's Department bomb disposal team.

A robot was used to inspect the packages and a detonating device  was used to render the packages safe, according to police, who say the  contents of the packages were not explosive or hazardous.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, police said.

Mehserle, who resigned last week, has been arrested and charged  with murder for the Jan. 1 shooting death of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old  Hayward man, at the Fruitvale BART station.

Mehserle is scheduled to be arraigned at 2 p.m. today at Wiley W.  Manuel Courthouse.

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