Emergency notification service mail (and phone calls) received at 2:05 PM today:
This is a message from the [our city] Police Department. Police are investigating a suspicious package located in the [adjacent] block of [very nearby street] . Officers have contacted businesses and residents in the immediate area. A police perimeter has been established restricting access to several blocks on [very nearby street] while the bomb squad investigates. Please avoid the area until the police action is completed . This concludes the message from the [our city] Police Department.
Heard at about 3:15 PM:
Before the Boom!, I was assuming it is a false alarm, although clearly they were diverting cars onto our street. After the boom??? I took my camera out 🙂
You can see them at http://www.rfman.com, click on Proof->Events, then “Boom in Palo Alto,” or
Breaking news here: http://www.mercurynews.com/topstories/ci_11880674