Sac State police: Suspicious items were 'balls of junk'

6:08 PM, Jan 9, 2014   |    comments
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The bomb squad responded to the Sacramento State University Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 to investigate suspicious items that were found in different areas of campus. (Photo by Carlos Saucedo/News10)

SACRAMENTO - Multiple suspicious items were found on the Sacramento State University campus Thursday.

Four of the items were located near greenhouses and Guy West Plaza Thursday morning, according to Sacramento State police.

The discovery prompted a partial evacuation and the closure of University Drive.

Investigators determined the taped-up bundles containing batteries, rocks and other materials were harmless.

"They're just taped balls of junk that we don't know what's in them," University Police Chief Mark Iwasa said. "Until you analyze them, you don't know if they're in fact safe."

While checking the campus, university police said they located approximately 10 more taped bundles along the train track berm on the perimeter of the campus. Police were analyzing and removing them.

Investigators do not know who left the bundles.

The university is on winter break and most classes were not in session.


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