San Marcos Bank Evacuated After Suspicious Device Reported

By Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Jan 14, 2013  |  Updated 9:20 PM PDT
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Bank Evacuated After Suspicious Device Reported

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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. 

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