Suspicious device left in front of Central Jail turns out to be backpack full of paper
Bomb squad called to 1100 block of Front St.
Last Updated: 206 days ago
SAN DIEGO - A package was left in front of San Diego Central Jail on Saturday and prompted a response from the bomb squad, but turned out to be a backpack full of paper, police said.
The "suspicious device" was reported in front of the facility at 1173 Front Street at 9:54 a.m., according to a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher.
A sheriff's deputy at the jail found the package leaning up against a gate, according to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department's bomb squad was called in to investigate, the dispatcher said. A fire engine and a medic were called in as a precaution, he said.
Sheriff's officials reviewed video surveillance recordings and saw a transient man take off his backpack, set it down in front of the facility and walk away, Cali said. The backpack contained only papers, he said.
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