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Elk Grove church evacuated after suspicious package found on-site

Students and staff were evacuated from Creekside Christian Church in Elk Grove after a suspicious package was found Monday morning, according to the Elk Grove Police Department.

Faculty members found a box with wires in the church office and called the Elk Grove Police Department at 8:47 a.m., said spokesman Officer Jason Jimenez. About 190 students and staff from the on-site preschool and kindergarten had been picked up from 8939 E. Stockton Blvd. by 11:15 a.m.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's bomb squad eventually determined the package was non-explosive, according to an Elk Grove Police Department tweet sent at noon.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel