'Suspicious device' investigation shuts down 20th Street Park

Aug 27, 2015 12:19 PM by News Staff

UPDATE: The device was x-rayed and confirmed not to be an explosive device late Thursday morning.

Authorities have evacuated and closed Chico’s Community Park due to the discovery of suspicious device found in the park Thursday morning.

Chico police and fire crews were called to the 20th Street park around 8:45 a.m. and quickly evacuated everyone in the area, as well as blocked the park’s entrance.

Police say the Butte County bomb squad has been called to further investigate and further information is not immediately available.

Action News Now has a crew on the scene and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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