Two Buildings Evacuated in Emeryville After Bomb Threat

By: Sylvia Ramirez - Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:38:27 -0800

EMERYVILLE (BCN) -- The all-clear has been given and no bomb was found after a scare that evacuated two buildings at a University of California at  Berkeley-affiliated office in Emeryville.
     
The bomb threat to office space rented by Lawrence Berkeley  National Laboratory in the EmeryStation East building at 5885 Hollis St. was  reported around 7 a.m., UC Berkeley police Lt. Eric Tejada said.
     
As of 9:45 a.m., a second office building located across the  street from EmeryStation East in the 5800 block of Hollis Street had also  been evacuated as a precaution.
     
The two floors that house the lab facility had not opened for the  day when the threat was received and are remaining closed during the  investigation. Occupants of other parts of the building also chose to leave  as a precaution, Tejada said.
     
Bomb-sniffing K-9s from the UC Berkeley Police Department, the  Alameda County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department  of Homeland Security were also there to inspect the building.

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