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Suspicious package closes El Camino Real in Santa Clara

PIX Now afternoon edition 6-7-2024
PIX Now afternoon edition 6-7-2024 09:52

Police in Santa Clara closed a stretch of El Camino Real between Calabazas and Kiely Friday afternoon in both directions for nearly three hours due to a suspicious package.

Police initially issued the alert at around 3:30 p.m., but did not specify what part of El Camino Real, In a subsequent update, authorities said the police activity and road closure was between Calabazas and Kiely.

Shortly before 5 p.m., police confirmed that a community member reported a suspicious package in the area of El Camino Real and Kiely at around At 2:50 p.m. Out of an abundance of caution, police requested assistance from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office to assist in their investigation.   

The roadway was reopened at around 5:45 p.m. after the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad determined the package was not a threat.

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