(Press Release) Late Tuesday morning, a person walking on the eastside of Martin Luther King Jr. Way near the fairgrounds, found what looked like a destructive device. They called the police department and the Bomb Unit responded to investigate. Officers located the device, and noted that it had the same appearance as a previous device that was found on Sunday.
At this time it is unknown if the device was there on Sunday or if it was placed at a different time. The Bomb Unit rendered the device safe and will continue to investigate. No one was injured during the incident.
Police Officers are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Alcaraz at (209) 385-4708, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. You can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the “keyword” in the text message.