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Interstate 5 shut down due to robbery investigation, explosives search

Posted at 5:34 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 20:56:24-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - Southbound Interstate 5 shut down during rush hour Wednesday evening to search a car possibly linked to a robbery for explosives, California Highway Patrol officers said.

The car was pulled over about 5:10 p.m. at Main Street in Chula Vista, CHP officials said.

San Diego Police said the stop was related to the robbery of the US Bank at 3201 University Ave. in North Park at 4:48 p.m. during which a man referred to explosives.

All southbound lanes of traffic stopped at 5:20 p.m. as officers searched the car for explosives. The freeway reopened 30 minutes later.


There was no immediate word of an arrest or whether any explosives were found in the vehicle.

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