Two Suspicious Incidents Tie Up Authorities in California, White Plains - Southern Maryland Headline News

Two Suspicious Incidents Tie Up Authorities in California, White Plains

Caller to California Wendy's: "Everyone needs to evacuate the building"

On Wednesday at approximately 6:45 p.m., St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Wendy's, located in the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California, for the report of a suspicious incident. An unknown person called the restaurant and stated that "everyone needs to evacuate the building" before hanging up the phone.

A search was conducted by K9 units which yielded negative results. Traffic on MD Route 235 was impacted during the incident.

The case is being investigated by Deputy J. Smith.

Suspicious package at Maryland Independent Newspaper

On Thursday around 3:38 p.m., the Md. State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad responded to the Maryland Independent Newspaper, located at 4475 Regency Place in White Plains, for a suspicious package found in the mail.

An X-Ray of the package was inconclusive; it was remotely opened to reveal no explosive contents.

The Waldorf VFD and La Plata VFD responded with 30 firefighters in total. The Charles County Sheriff's Office also assisted.

Investigators spent 3 hours on the scene.

The incident remains under an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bomb Squad Office at 410-859-7152.

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