An explosive device that appeared to be a pipe bomb was found in a Brentwood shopping center on Lone Tree Way around noon on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
In a post on their Facebook page on Saturday afternoon, the Brentwood Police Department wrote, “At around 12 p.m., BPD officers responded to the parking lot near Famous Footwear located at 5471 Lone Tree Way to investigate a report of suspicious device characterized as a 12 inch long pipe with caps on each end. At this time, it is unknown how the device appeared at this location.”
For safety reasons, a large portion of the parking lot was cordoned off. People were asked to avoid the area while the investigation continued, and they coordinated efforts with the bomb squad.
According to a later update posted on the Brentwood PD Facebook page, “As of 2:45 pm the Walnut Creek Police Department’s Bomb Squad responded to the scene and rendered the device safe, which was determined to be empty.
The area cordoned off will be reopened shortly. Thank you for your patience and cooperation, and Walnut Creek PD’s Bomb Squad for their quick response.
Anyone with information related to the suspicious device is asked to contact the Brentwood Police Department at 925-809-7911.”