Anonymous note alerts couple of explosives on their property

An anonymous note left on the front door of a Redding home advising the homeowners of explosives on their property prompted a school evacuation and the response of the Shasta County Bomb Team Thursday.

According to the Redding Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of Hiatt Drive at 1:16 p.m. for a report of an explosive device.

Rusty McAlexander, 59, and Mary McAlexander, 55, both from Redding, called the police department to report a note they found on their front door advising them there had been explosives concealed on their property. The note said the explosives on their property were not there in a threatening manner.

Officers contacted the Shasta County Bomb Team and asked them to respond to the scene. Due to the close proximity of the home to Buckeye School of the Arts, the school was evacuated.

Once on scene, the bomb team found two separate packages of explosive materials similar to C4, concealed in the backyard of the home. The two packages were collected and officials said they are continuing to investigate.

The Redding Police Department said they do not believe the explosives were intended to harm anyone. They also do not believe there is any connection with the recent officer-involved shooting from last week.

If anyone has any information, please contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4214.

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