Report of a suspicious device in the parking lot of Grossmont Center Mall Monday was not a threat, according to the La Mesa Police Department (LMPD).
The incident was reported at 4:04 p.m, police said.
A small black box was left in a Target basket in the middle of the parking lot.
Officers blocked off the area while they investigated the device. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department Bomb/Arson team was also called out.
As of 4:55 p.m., police were clearing the area after the device was found not to be a threat.
No other information was available.
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