Fri. Jun 21st, 2024

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Bomb Squad used a robot to examine the suitcase that was left at 1300 North Grand Ave. today, just north of the 5 Freeway, according to the O.C. Register. The suitcase was suspected to be a bomb as it had wires sticking out of it.

The Bomb Squad’s robot took a photograph and x-ray of the suitcase, at around 10:30 a.m., before returning to three nearby deputies to be examined.

Bomb scare in Santa Ana on Jan. 26

The robot then moved the suitcase to a nearby grassy area and used a mechanical claw to open the case just after 10:50 a.m.

When the robot opened the suitcase, by twisting its arm, a black box fell to the ground. Officials then determined that the object was not an explosive.

North Grand Avenue was reopened to traffic at around 11:30 a.m.

You have to wonder if this was a ruse by the three inmates who escaped from the O.C. Central Men’s Jail a few days ago. If so it probably worked as all the cops in town were at the site of the bomb scare for quite some time.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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