Tower Bridge Closed Tuesday AfternoonDue to Bomb Scare

Sacramento police are investigating a woman after they shutdown the Tower Bridge between downtown Sacramento and West Sacramento on Tuesday afternoon.  Officers say they approached the car after it was spotted parked on the West Sacramento side of the bridge.  Officers backed away after spotting suspicious wires coming from the car.

Police attempted multiple times to talk with the woman who is alleged driven the car onto the bridge over a 90-minute period. Just before 4:30 p.m. that unidentified woman surrendered and was taken into custody, but her motivation is unknown.  It appeared that the woman had a white poster board in the car, though it has not been confirmed there was anything written on the board.

Photo by Andrew Graham, KFBK

The bomb squad then went over the car with a robot to ensure it was not a danger.  Shortly before 6:00 p.m. a small explosion could be seen near the trunk of the car, as the bomb squad assured any possible explosives were rendered harmless.  The bridge was also checked for explosives.

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