Employees at a bank in San Marcos were evacuated after authorities received a report of a suspicious device nearby, according to the Sheriff's Department.
A Wells Fargo employee spotted what looked like a suspicious device in the 1000 block of San Marcos Boulevard at about 6:45 p.m., said a spokesperson with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The device, described later as a PVC pipe, was found after the bank had closed for the day, but a few employees still inside were evacuated.
No injuries were reported.
Sheriff's deputies nevertheless closed off the parking lot of the bank as bomb/arson officials evaluated the device.
By about 9 p.m., they determined the device was harmless and cleared the scene. All closures have since been opened.