At 11:46 a.m. on October 6, EPD received report of a suspicious object in a field near W. 7th Avenue and Seneca/Bailey Hill.
Patrol responded and called the Metro Explosives Disposal Unit. Community Services Officers helped provide traffic direction, as the area was blocked off. MEDU completed the investigation around 1:38 p.m. and found that the object was not an explosive device.
The roadway has reopened to regular traffic.
Eugene Police appreciates the call that was made. Everyone plays a role in keeping communities safe.
EPD is in alignment with the “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign launched by Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative, which serves as an example of how residents working together with law enforcement can make a difference to protect their communities.
Individuals are encouraged to be watchful and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement or by calling 9-1-1. Suspicious activity might be a vehicle parked in an odd location, an unattended backpack, or unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. Today’s object left unattended on the bus was a good example of an incident to report. If You Find a Suspicious item don not touch it, tamper with it or move the package, bag or item. Get some distance and call 911.
Incident Number 21-257546