News - August 18, 2010

Police call evacuates Safeway

People shopping at the Sharon Heights Safeway in Menlo Park around 1 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, got more than they bargained for when police surrounded and evacuated the building.

A woman called police to report seeing two men arming themselves before entering the store. However, a search of the premises turned up no sign of the pair. A review of the store's security camera footage also came up empty, according to police spokesperson Nicole Acker.

She said it's possible the witness saw employees outside on a break holding price ticket guns or box cutters. Police planned to re-interview the witness Monday evening.

The Palo Alto Police Department and San Mateo County Sheriff's Office also responded to the call.


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