Suspicious Device Closes La Mesa Freeway Ramp

The object -- two pipes bound with duct tape -- was found near the freeway

A freeway on-ramp in La Mesa was closed for two hours Monday after a suspicious device was spotted in the area.

Yellow caution tape blocked off the ramp from Grossmont Center Drive to eastbound Interstate 8.

The device was reported just before 10:30 a.m. Bomb technicians sent a robot to investigate the object around 11:30 a.m., which turned out to be two pipes wrapped in duct tape, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities determined the object was safe and reopened the ramp just after 12:30 p.m.

No evacuations were issued, and no injuries were reported.

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