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Reader Tip: Bomb Detonated on MLK in Berkeley?

By Paul Hernandez
Saturday April 17, 2010 - 02:39:00 PM

The bomb squad closed off MLK for a couple of blocks around Mr. Mopps this afternoon. Around 1:00pm in front of Mr. Mopps toy store the Berkeley Police bomb squad investigated a mysterious, unattended package.  

In this photo: the bomb robot has just been unloaded from its truck. What looks like a control unit sits on the opposite side of the street.  

UPDATE: The mysterious package, which Berkeley Police later said was a gray briefcase which had been left on a mailbox, was blown up at about 2:15. They said afterwards that it was not a bomb after all.