UC Berkeley Police and and Berkeley Police bomb squads checked out the car of a UC Berkeley employee that was parked on city property Tuesday evening after the employee recieved several threatening calls saying there was a bomb in the car, said Lt. Bud Stone, Bomb Squad Commander for the police.
He said the threats were vague, and after interviewing the owner of the car they didn’t appear to be valid.
“But you can’t say that the threat isn’t real and say ‘here’s the keys, you start it,’ ” he said.
So the bomb squad spent nearly three hours making an extensive search of the vehicle before determining that there was no bomb.
“Everybody went home happy,” he said.