“Suspicious Package” at Downtown Federal Building Deemed Harmless

Authorities were called to the Federal Building in downtown San Diego Friday morning to investigate a suspicious package reportedly found on E Street.

The South Lobby entrance to the building was closed while officials with Federal Protective Services set up a work station around the package. Bomb squad officers were also called in to assist.

Officials planned to reopen E Street once the situation was deemed safe. Meanwhile, San Diego police officers shut down traffic at First Avenue and Front Street and between Broadway and G Street.

Aerial footage of the scene showed at least 20 people gathered outside the building as authorities investigated. Police said no evacuations had been ordered as of 10:50 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The Federal Building is located at 880 Front St.

By 11:20 a.m., authorities had determined the package was harmless. The scene was being cleared and police planned to reopen the surrounding roads.

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