SAN DIEGO - A suspicious device discovered in the Mission Beach area has been ruled harmless.
The device, which turned out to be just a piece of black PVC pipe with two end caps on it, was discovered on Mission Boulevard near West Mission Bay Drive just before 12 p.m. Tuesday.
Just before 1:30 p.m., authorities issued the all-clear and a member of the bomb squad took the pipe away. They believe the pipe fell off a truck.
The roadway in the immediate area was briefly closed while authorities investigated. No evacuations were ordered.