MODESTO (CBS13) — A suspicious device prompted an Emergency Ordinance Disposal team to respond to a Modesto neighborhood after a traffic stop late Tuesday morning.
Modesto police say, just after 10:30 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle near Westwood Avenue and Halden Way.READ MORE: Sacramento Sets Storm Record With Its Highest All-Time Rainfall Total Since 1880
Exactly what led up to the vehicle being pulled over is unclear, but officers say the driver got out and ran. Officers searched the car before it was to be towed – but that’s when they found some sort of suspicious device inside.READ MORE: 'Never Been So Excited': Nonprofit Gets Unexpected Help As Storm Threatens Shelter
Homes nearby were evacuated and an EOD unit was called to the scene. Eventually, the device was safely removed.
Exactly what kind of device was found has not been made clear.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Atmospheric River: I-880 Shutdown, Flooded Roadways, Damaged Homes, Massive Rockslides In Storm's Wake
No information about the driver that got out and ran has been released at this point.