Backpack left at site of Rosa Parks statue unveiling in San Bernardino checked, found to be safe
Shortly after a San Bernardino ceremony honoring Rosa Parks had ended on Friday afternoon, a report of a backpack left at the site prompted a police response, officials said.
But before authorities arrived, someone who wasn’t with law enforcement had peeked inside – and determined the backpack wasn’t dangerous, said California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Alvarez.
When CHP officers arrived, they confirmed the backpack wasn’t dangerous – and turned it in to lost and found, Alvarez said.
Friday’s ceremony culminated with the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks at the Rosa Parks State Memorial Building at 464 W. 4th St. in downtown San Bernardino. The ceremony ended about noon.