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False Fire Alarm Leads to Evacuation of Downtown San Diego Courthouse

Downtown’s San Diego Central Courthouse was evacuated Thursday after someone pulled a fire alarm, temporarily bringing all proceedings and business to a halt there.

Firefighters arrived at the courthouse on Union Street just after 12 p.m., but there was no fire at the building.

A large crowd of people evacuated from the courthouse could be seen standing around on the sidewalk in front of the building. 

No other information was available.

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