[symple_googlemap title=”Pill bottles” location=”300 Centennial Way, Tustin, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”15″]The Orange County Fire Authority’s Hazardous Materials Unit spent about three hours scrutinizing two packages left at the public entrance to the Tustin Police Department, but they turned out to contain only water, a battalion chief said.

The packages, consisting of a one-gallon bottle and two pill bottles that were filled with water and whose labels had been removed, were left at the public entrance to the police department around 8:45 p.m. Sunday, said OCFA Battalion Chief Mike Schroeder.

Firefighters and police sealed off the area, examined the bottles and discovered they contained water, Schroeder said.

“We’ll call it a drill. You can’t have enough training,” he said. The incident ended around 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police will complete a Suspicious Activity Report to be turned over to the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center, which is overseen by the sheriff’s department, said Tustin police Sgt. Jon Cartwright.

Surveillance video shows a woman placed the bottles at the entrance, Cartwright said.

“There was nothing threatening, no known criminal activity. They were just suspicious bottles,” he said.

– City News Service

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