Bakersfield Police Bomb Squad blows up suspicious packages in Downtown Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -The Bakersfield Police Bomb Squad detonated two suspicious boxes Sunday afternoon.
The packages were found near Mexicali Restaurant along Mill Creek and 18Th street. The boxes were discovered after the annual Criterium Bike Race kicked off, leading to concern.

Hours later, a loud explosion was heard throughout downtown as the bomb squad detonated the suspicious packages. Upon further investigation, Bakersfield Police say the boxes did not contain an explosive but it's still unclear what the packages did contain.