SAN JOSE -- The police department's bomb squad is investigating a possible explosive device found Monday afternoon in an industrial area of North San Jose.
Police were summoned to the scene on the 600 block of Kings Row, off Industrial Avenue and near Gish Road just after 3 p.m. Numerous emergency vehicles were at the scene three hours later, and displaced workers said they were told they'd likely have to wait another hour before they could recover their vehicles and go home.
"They let us out, and told us we wouldn't be able to go back in because there's a bomb," said Joe Vasquez, who owns an auto body shop on the street. He said other shops include a towing company.
Dispatch reports indicated the object was pipe-like in appearance.
Around 6:15 p.m., San Jose police issued a statement saying it is not known what the suspicious item is, and no further information was available.
Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.