Suspicious device found in Mission Beach area ruled harmless

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.

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