TURLOCK, Calif. - The discovery of two suspicious devices had Stanislaus County authorities on high alert Monday.
The first item, a suspicious briefcase, was located near a control box on the 1500 block of Lander Ave. at 8:51 a.m., said Sgt. Stephen Webb of the Turlock Police Dept.
The second device was reported at 9:58 a.m. on the 1600 block of Lander Ave. by city crews performing maintenance work in the median, said Webb.
Crew members said the device looked like a modified flashlight.
The roadway was subsequently blocked, a Stanislaus County Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team was dispatched to both scenes to investigate, and three local businesses were evacuated, said Webb.
Cunningham Elementary School at 324 W. Linwood Ave. was placed on lockdown due to the investigations.
Turlock police reported the scene was clear and all roadways were open as of 1:09 p.m.