Sacramento Co-Jail Locked During Bomb Threat Investigation, No Device Found

Authorities spent several hours on Saturday investigating a possible bomb threat at the Sacramento County main prison. By 3:38 p.m., the site had been cleared and no bomb had been found, authorities said. The investigation began around 11 a.m. Saturday when a person in a flagged vehicle reported being followed into a garage near the jail, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. The driver and vehicle were both considered suspicious by authorities and the person was detained. The sheriff’s office also said wires were coming out of the car. The basement and first floor of the prison were evacuated while authorities searched the suspect vehicle with a drone. The prison was also temporarily locked, according to authorities. Normal operations have resumed at the prison, authorities said. There were no reports of injuries. The investigation took place while the Sacramento state commencement ceremonies were taking place a block away at the Golden 1 Center. Several roads were closed during the investigation. All roads are now open again.

Authorities spent several hours on Saturday investigating a possible bomb threat at the Sacramento County main prison. By 3:38 p.m., the site had been cleared and no bomb had been found, authorities said.

The investigation began around 11 a.m. Saturday when a person in a flagged vehicle reported being followed into a garage near the jail, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said.

The driver and vehicle were considered suspicious by authorities and the person was arrested. The sheriff’s office also said wires were coming out of the car.

The basement and first floor of the prison were evacuated while authorities searched the suspect vehicle with a drone. The prison was also temporarily locked, according to authorities.

Normal operations at the prison have resumed, authorities said.

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There were no reports of injuries.

The investigation took place while the Sacramento state commencement ceremonies were taking place a block away at the Golden 1 Center.

Several roads were closed during the investigation. All roads are now open again.

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