Bomb squad called to Chico Library

A bomb squad was called to the Chico Library Wednesday evening due to reports of a suspicious package.

Posted: May 29, 2019 5:16 PM
Updated: May 29, 2019 6:01 PM

CHICO, Calif. --  On Wednesday just around 4:30 p.m., the Butte County Bomb Squad responded to the Butte County Library in Chico on Sherman Avenue.

Chico Police says someone reported a strange package outside the library building.

The Chico Library was evacuated as a precaution and students at Hooker Oak Elementary School across the street were called inside off the playground.

Chico Police Lieutenant Ted McKinnon said Sherman Avenue was also closed from First Avenue to Third Avenue as the bomb squad checked the suspicioius package.

The package was a box that turned out to be empty.

Chico Police gave the 'All Clear.'

The Chico Library, which was suppose to close at 6 p.m. closed just after 5 p.m. instead. 

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