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Empty security box prompts suspicious package call at downtown

Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 20:06:49-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego police are investigating reports of a suspicious package near a downtown courthouse Tuesday.

A package was discovered outside the courthouse at the corner of Union and W. B Streets just before 12 p.m., according to San Diego Fire-Rescue. Out of an abundance of caution, the area was secured and bomb arson investigators were called.

Court proceedings were delayed for a short period of time.

Upon further investigation, authorities found that the package contained an empty metal security box. No explosive or hazardous materials were found inside.