Bomb squad investigates suspicious object in Atascadero

The county Bomb Task Force was summoned to investigate a suspicious object reported at the Jim Green Trail off of Curbaril and Cortez avenues in Atascadero Friday night.

Two two-liter soda bottles that had been taped together were found to be harmless after the bomb squad’s robot punctured a hole in them, Atascadero police watch commander Jason Carr said Saturday.

He said the object was not detonated. Police responded to the scene just after 7 p.m. and the bomb squad was reportedly there until about 10 p.m.