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.
A bomb sniffing dog searches along Broadway downtown. Several blocks in the area are closed down. pic.twitter.com/IKZSkpdx4g
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Tenants of the bank and nearby businesses voluntarily evacuated as the bomb squad moved in.