Updated: Berkeley Police Re-Open Intersection Closed for 3+ Hours to Investigate Package--There Was No Problem After All

Scott Morris (BCN)
Wednesday July 22, 2015 - 06:56:00 PM

Investigators shut down a North Berkeley intersection for over three hours while investigating a suspicious package found there today, according to police. But Berkeley police checked the package and determined it did not contain anything dangerous,they said. Streets were reopened at about 3:30 p.m. 

Officers first responded to the area of Monterey Avenue and Hopkins Street at 12:11 p.m. to investigate the package, which appeared suspicious because of its markings and how it was packaged, police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said.