Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date March 10, 2003
Contact Sergeant Russell Stump
Phone (909) 351-6244
Fax (909) 351-6038


Suspicious Package

Riverside, Ca-  On March 10, 2003 at about 7:10 P.M. officers responded to a report of a suspicious package in the parking lot of 6491 Magnolia. Upon arrival, the first responding officers determined that the package was a briefcase, which had been left unattended on the sidewalk adjacent to several businesses.

RPD Explosive Ordinance Personnel responded and their investigation revealed that the briefcase did not contain an explosive device.

Magnolia Avenue and several adjacent side streets between Central Avenue and Merrill Avenue were closed for approximately four hours during the incident.