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* Third Street In Santa Rosa Closed As Suspicious Packages Are Invesigated

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A bomb squad has been called in to investigate two suspicious packages that were spotted on a pedestrian path along the Santa Rosa Creek this afternoon, a police sergeant said. A portion of Third Street between Pierson and Wilson streets has been shut down during the investigation, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Clay Van Artsdalen said.

The discovery of the packages, which were on the path underneath the Third Street bridge, was reported at about 2:15 p.m., Van Artsdalen said. The Sonoma County sheriff’s bomb squad was en route to the area as of 3:20 p.m., he said. No evacuations were necessary because the affected area is a major thoroughfare that is not lined by homes, Van Artsdalen said.

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