San Diego

Suspicious Device Prompts Suspension of Trolley Near Qualcomm: PD

Trolley service has resumed after a suspicious device temporarily halted the green line at Qualcomm Stadium. 

Authorities began investigating the suspicious item near the stadium trolley station at approximately 1:45 p.m. Sunday, San Diego Police (SDPD) said. 

"The object was very close to the platform. Under the abundance of caution, we called out Metro Arson Strike Team to come out to make sure that object that was very suspicious in nature did not pose a threat to anyone that would be leaving the Chargers game," said Chief of San Diego Police, Shelley Zimmerman.

Zimmerman would not specify what type of item they found, but did say it was clear the item did not fit in and was not supposed to be there. 

“We ask the public that if they see something out of the ordinary, and I can tell you this was definitely out of the ordinary, to make sure to say something to police,” Zimmerman said.

During their investigation, authorities halted green line trolley service between Fenton Parkway and Grantville. Trolley service has since resumed. 

At the time, the San Diego Chargers were approximately an hour into their home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Police say fans inside the stadium were considered safe during the investigation. 

“I think we're all very thankful especially in light of what's been going on in the world in these last few days," Zimmerman said. "Public safety is always going to take precedence in everything we do."

No other information was immediately available.

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