Bomb squad investigates rural Contra Costa motor home

Walnut Creek Police Department's bomb squad has arrived today at 60 Broadway in the unincorporated town of Knightsen in east Contra Costa County to investigate a possible explosive device found in a motor home, sheriff spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

The device was found at about 1:30 p.m. by a man who saw what he thought looked like dynamite in a residential motor home, Lee said.

It is unclear what the device is, he said.

Residents within a 1-mile radius of 60 Broadway are being evacuated from their homes and are being directed to the Delta Vista Middle School on Frank Hengel Way near East Cypress Road, Lee said.

Evacuees were notified by an emergency telephone alert system that called 220 households in the area, Lee said.

Residents who did not receive the call do not have to evacuate, he added.

Walnut Creek is the only city in Contra Costa County that has a bomb team at its disposal, Mark Covington of Walnut Creek police said. The team was sent out after receiving a request from the sheriff's department, which is managing the incident.

— Bay City News

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