'Suspicious Package' Left Near Downtown Jail Deemed Harmless

The package was discovered by a deputy on Front Street in downtown San Diego

By Monica Garske
|  Saturday, Oct 27, 2012  |  Updated 3:04 PM PDT
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'Suspicious Package' Left Near Downtown Jail Deemed Harmless

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Officials investigated a suspicious package left near San Diego Central Jail in downtown San Diego Saturday morning.

According to SDPD Officer Frank Cali, a sheriff’s deputy discovered the package at 1173 Front St. at around 10:15 a.m. Ver Dayrit with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department said the package was leaning on the entrance gate.

After investigation by police, sheriff’s deputies and the San Diego Fire Department’s bomb squad, the package was determined to be a letter inside a box and deemed not hazardous.

Approximately three blocks of Front Street, between northbound B Street and southbound C Street, were temporarily blocked off to traffic as authorities secured the scene.
 

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