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Oakland police evacuate downtown residents due to ‘possible incendiary device’

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Police in Oakland, California have evacuated residents from a big space downtown after discovering a “attainable incendiary gadget”.

The Oakland Police Division stated on Wednesday it had closed off a 15-block space round Metropolis Corridor, with bomb disposal specialists from the county sheriff’s division on the scene.

Helicopters may very well be heard overhead all through the town, which neighbours San Francisco and is a part of the 10-million sturdy San Francisco Bay Space. The twelfth St Oakland metro station was additionally closed.

The sheriff’s division stated it was investigating a “suspicious gadget that appeared like a possible pipe bomb” discovered on the Ronald V Dellums Federal Constructing, which homes authorities employees.

It’s the identical constructing the place a federal agent was shot useless in the course of the chaotic George Floyd protests in downtown Oakland in summer season 2020, allegedly by a member of the extremist Boogaloo subculture.

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