Suspicious Box Left at Behavioral Health Center

A suspicious package left on the doorstep of a behavioral health center Monday turned out to be harmless.

The staff of Aurora Behavioral Health Care, located at 11878 Innovation Drive in Carmel Mountain, called police around noon to report it.

“They had good reason to believe it was suspicious by the way it was dropped off and by who dropped it off,” said Capt. Larry Rawlings with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Bomb Squad.

The bomb squad sent its robot to inspect the brown box first. When the package was deemed safe, the bomb squad found a shoe and other “harmless objects” inside.

“It was all household items you’d find in a regular house,” Rawlings said without specifying what the items were.

The health center and nearby businesses were evacuated. No one was injured. Authorities will continue to investigate.

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