A bomb squad has disposed of a suspicious backpack found at West Air Gases on State Road at Olive Drive, right next to Highway 99 in Northwest Bakersfield. Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt says they were called around 8:00 Friday morning and deputies decided not to touch it, so they brought in the bomb squad.
State Road and Olive Drive were closed for several hours until the package was removed and rendered safe. The package was not explosive, and whoever placed it there has not been found.
Sean Michael Lisle