Turlock Police were called out Monday morning to a Turlock neighborhood after a possible pipe bomb was discovered.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was called in to investigate the suspicious device, which turned out to not be a pipe bomb, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Stephen Webb.
The suspicious looking device was reported by a resident of the area who found it attached to a piece of drywall in the 1100 block of E. Marshall Street around 8 a.m. Monday.
The police department closed off several streets around the area and issued a robocall for the area that instructed people to remain indoors and stay away from windows.
After some investigation it was determined the device was not a pipe bomb, though it did resemble one, Webb said.
The sheriff’s department took possession of the device and disposed of it.
The area was cleared around 10:30 a.m.