A suspicious device found Tuesday at the outlet mall in San Ysidro has been determined to be safe.
The incident started around 4:20 p.m. at Las Americas Premium Outlets on Camino de la Plaza.
According to fire officials, a customer spotted a suitcase in the parking lot and thought it looked suspicious. Several stores were evacuated, and the parking lot was blocked off with caution tape.
The bomb squad used a robot to examine the suitcase, which turned out to be empty, according to officials.
The area reopened about two hours later.