A suspicious device prompted the closure of an intersection in the heart of Pacific Beach.
Several San Diego Fire-Rescue vehicles lined the streets near Garnet Avenue between Cass and Dawes Streets.
Officials were responding to the report of a possible pipe bomb that was made around 6:40 a.m.
San Diego police officers roped off the corner of Cass Street near Chase Bank.
Then, just before 7:30 a.m., members of the bomb squad appeared to disarm the threat.
The device appeared to be a cylinder-shaped item roughly a foot long on the sidewalk outside a bank entrance.
Officials confirmed it was a PVC pipe capped at both ends with sand inside.
No one was injured.