Suspicious Device in Oakland Turns Out to Be Firework


A suspicious device reported Sunday evening in North Oakland was determined to be a commercial-grade firework, police said Monday.

Officers had responded at 7:20 p.m. to the 500 block of 62nd Street on a report of a possible explosive device.

The Alameda County sheriff's bomb squad responded and determined the device was a firework, then safely removed it from the area, according to police.

No other information about the case was immediately released by police.

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