Suspicious Package Found at Issa's Office

Darrell Issa's office was evacuated Thursday afternoon

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, Dec 1, 2011  |  Updated 5:26 PM PDT
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Officials Clear Issa's Office

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A suspicious package was found at the door of a San Diego congressman's office Thursday afternoon, prompting deputies to evacuate the building.

Just before 5 p.m. officials deemed the item found outside Darrell Issa's office non-suspicious. Officials said the item turned out to be a clear container with a yellow liquid inside.

The call to the San Diego Sheriff's Office came in around 1:15 p.m. Employees were evacuated for roughly four hours while the bomb/arson unit searched Issa's office located at 1800 Thibodo Rd. in Vista.
 
Issa was in Washington, D.C. since Congress was in session.

He later released a statement in which he detailed a phone call received by his office in Vista.

"A staff member was told that something had been left outside that would explode," Issa said.

He said the phone call followed a protest near his office comprised of people associated with MoveOn.org, Occupy North County and people participating in a counter protest.
 

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