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Suspicious vehicle found off I-805 near SR-905 ruled harmless

Posted at 11:24 AM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 16:48:13-04

A suspicious vehicle discovered under a freeway overpass in the South Bay prompted an investigation by police and a bomb squad.

The discovery was reported just before 9 a.m. on northbound Interstate 805, near Beyer Boulevard in San Ysidro, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities did not disclose why the vehicle, which resembled a yellow taxi, was considered suspicious, but the investigation prompted the closure of three lanes on the freeway in the area.

At about 1 p.m., a bomb squad robot inspected the vehicle and determined it did not pose a threat.

Authorities said the vehicle did not have license plates or a visible VIN number.

10News learned authorities will attempt to contact the car's owner to find out why it was abandoned.