Suspicious Package at Border "Not Dangerous"

It was found inside the pedestrian facility

Friday, Jan 27, 2012  |  Updated 8:17 PM PDT
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A suspicious device discovered at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Friday evening was determined to be “not dangerous,” according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The suspicious item was found at about 4.15 p.m. inside the pedestrian facility, according to CBP officials.

“To ensure the safety of the public and employees, standard precautionary protocols were implemented to secure the port including evacuating the pedestrian building,” said CBP spokesperson Angelica De Cima.

The Metro Arson Strike team was called to the scene.

“Pedestrians were held at the international boundary for about 45 minutes and were then routed through the old port and processed,” said De Cima.

The San Ysidro port of entry remained open Friday evening, according to officials.

Investigators advised U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials that they determined the suspicious package was not dangerous at about 7:30 p.m.

CBP officials reopened the pedestrian facility at about 7:45 p.m.

All pedestrians were routed through the building.

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