An abandoned suitcase emitting a strange sound along Hopyard Road in Pleasanton prompted a call to the bomb squad before the incident was rendered secure on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Pleasanton police received the initial report around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday about a suspicious-looking suitcase in the area of 4825 Hopyard Road, according to PPD Sgt. Marty Billdt.
"A locked suitcase was found chained near a gas line for several days," Billdt said in a statement. "When a maintenance employee cut the chain to remove the suitcase, he heard a strange mechanical noise coming from inside the suitcase."
Pleasanton PD called in the Alameda County Sheriff's Office bomb squad and evacuated nearby businesses for safety reasons, according to Billdt.
The bomb squad rendered the suitcase safe, discovering only personal items inside such as clothing, glass bottles, a watch and an electric razor, which might have caused the noise, Billdt said.
No injuries were reported and the businesses returned to normal activity by 4 p.m., according to the sergeant.
Anyone with information the incident can contact Pleasanton PD at 931-5100.