Suspicious Box Containing Vibration Monitor Leads To Shelter In Place For LAHS And Nearby Businesses

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A suspicious box under the northern overpass over Diamond Drive across from Los Alamos High School caused a brief shelter in place situation mid-morning Wednesday for LAHS and businesses along Diamond Drive.

Los Alamos Police Department blocked a portion of Diamond Drive until the box was examined.

According to Los Alamos Police Department Acting Cmdr. James Rodriguez, the box was reported to Cpl. James Keane who was on duty at LAHS for student registration. When first approached, a wire was seeing coming out of the box so Cpl. Sheldon Simpson and Cpl. Ben Hinrichs, who are members of the LAPD Bomb Squad were activated to the area. Rodriguez said the box was similiar in appearance to one that could be used to carry ammunition.

Rodriguez said road construction personnel told police that the box contained a vibration monitoring device that had been placed at the location Monday evening. He said the box will continue to sit at the location.

Los Alamos Public Schools Asst. Supt. Jennifer Guy said police asked LAPS to have a shelter in place because they had a suspicious package at the north overpass. She told the Los Alamos Reporter at 11:50 a.m. that the shelter in place had been lifted.