Woman With Mental Health Issues Alarms Power Plant Staff with Unknown Package
Members of the county’s bomb squad were called out to check out a suspicious package left by a ranting woman on Tuesday.
According to the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the front gate of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant to assist with a distraught woman and a suspicious package about 1:10 p.m.
According to the press release, security personnel at the gate reported that a female adult in a white Chevy truck drove to the gate and engaged them in a verbal dispute.
Security personnel reported that the dispute was regarding marital problems with her husband, whom she represented was an employee of the plant.
Witnesses say prior to leaving she threw a brown paper bag containing unknown items that had been marked with the words “it’s not a bomb” on the front of the bag.
Witnesses say the woman, whose identity is not being released, also threw a laptop carrying case near the gate kiosk and drove away. She returned a short time later to tell them again there was not a bomb contained in the package.
Deputies made contact with the woman and believed she suffered from mental health issues.
As a precautionary measure the front gate of the plant was closed and cordoned off, and members of the bomb task force were dispatched to the scene to inspect the packages.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, the estranged husband of the female suspect is believed to be an electrician who has performed contract work at the power plant in the past.
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