MISSION BEACH, Calif. - The San Diego Fire Rescue Department bomb squad investigated a suspicious package in Mission Beach on Thursday. Crews used a robot equipped with an x-ray device to examine the package, which was found at 3447 Bayside Walk near Lido Court.
The situation started when police officers were called to do a welfare check at the Mission Beach location. Upon entering the home, officers saw something they said looked like sticks of dynamite taped together with wires leading to a clock face. The officers exited and called the fire department who deployed the bomb squad.
The bomb squad determined there was no power source to the package and that there was a sticker on the device that marked it as a novelty item.