Suspicious package causes Chase Bank to evacuate in downtown San Diego

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 21:23:34-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A bomb squad blew up a suspicious package that forced the evacuation of downtown buildings Thursday afternoon.

The package was found at the Chase Bank on 1st avenue and Broadway in downtown San Diego at 3:28 p.m.

According to investigators, two employees opened an manila envelope that was mailed to the bank. After opening the envelope, the employees discovered that it contained a strange powder with wires inside. 

A bomb squad blasted the envelope with a water cannon and determined it wasn't explosive. Hazmat crews are on scene to investigate the powder. 

Tenants of the bank and nearby businesses voluntarily evacuated as the bomb squad moved in.