A suspicious box that looked like it had been deliberately placed near the Jury Services building in downtown Bakersfield caused Truxtun Avenue to be shut down in front of the courthouse for couple of hours this morning. Police Sgt. Joe Grubbs says it was discovered in the center median at L Street around 9:45 by a member of the District Attorney’s staff. The small green box that had been placed on a rubber mat turned out to be empty. Grubbs says they’ll try to find out who left it there and why.

Suzanne Grant