Police and fire crews are at a Lafayette intersection where someone dropped what appears to be a radioactive package this morning, according to police.
The package was found at the intersection of Brown Avenue and Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Contra Costa County hazardous materials personnel have also been called in to investigate the object, police said.
Police are advising the public to stay away from the intersection until further notice.
No additional details were immediately available.
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UPDATE: Jimmy Lee with the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office says the box is harmless. An inspection of the box found that it contained a
ground-penetrating radar, Lee said. Such radars are used to capture three-dimensional images of underground surfaces.
The hazmat team determined that the radar was not dangerous, Lee said. He said investigators are now working to find the box’s owner.
The intersection has since reopened.