Apr 8, 2014 5:59 PM
Update: Upper Park Road has reopened in Chico after Bomb squad determines suspicious device was a pvc pipe with ends covered ... resembling a pipe bomb, but not explosive.
Earlier in the day Authorities closed off a section of Upper Bidwell City Park after a city worker found a suspicious device.
Just after 1:00 p.m. the Chico Police responded to the Upper Bidwell Park area after a city worker reported seeing the suspicious device inside a trash can while delivering portable toilets to the park.
Chico Police have closed off the Yahi trail between Alligator Hole and Bear Hole as investigators work to determine if the device posed a threat.
The area was closed to park users for several hours as a precaution.