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Highway 4 in Walnut Creek Reopens After Device Rendered Safe

Highway 4 in Walnut Creek was reopened Sunday after it was temporarily shutdown due to a suspicious explosive device.

According to California Highway Patrol, the device was rendered safe by Walnut Creek PD bomb squad.

Initially, a traffic alert was issued in Contra Costa County after the device was found Sunday, California Highway Patrol said. 

CHP Contra Costa tweeted at around 1:30 p.m. that the device was found in a suspicious abandoned vehicle located off westbound Highway 4.

The incident remains under investigation.

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