A supermarket in Pleasanton was evacuated Friday morning when a suspicious device was found in an employee’s locker. Officers responded to a Safeway store at 1701 Santa Rita Road at around 11:30 a.m. when a device resembling a pipe bomb was found in a locker in an employee lounge, according to Pleasanton police. Arriving officers immediately evacuated the store and requested assistance from the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and the Alameda County bomb squad. The explosives team removed the device from the store using a remote controlled robot, police reported. One end of the device was then detonated to neutralize it. Bomb squad technicians determined that no explosives were contained in the device and it had not posed any danger to the public. The store was reopened at 1:30 p.m. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.
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