Elaborate wedding invitation triggers bomb squad

Wedding invitation triggers bomb squad
Wedding invitation triggers bomb squad
Posted at 10:49 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 09:37:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- An elaborate wedding invitation prompted a bomb squad call-out near UCSD Medical Center in Torrey Pines around 8 p.m. Monday.

It started when a man received a suspicious package in the mail and did not recognize the return address, according to San Diego Fire officials.

“He was confused about what it is. He got a little bit scared about it and decided to Google the name on it," said John Wood, commander of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Bomb Squad. "It came back to a doctor who had his license suspended.” 

The man took the package, got in his car, and was going to drive it to the police station. He called 911 on the way. Authorities told the man to pull over, and he stopped his car on Campus Point Drive near Genesee Avenue.

“He basically called us out. We came out. We decided this is a little weird and suspicious. We did our render safe procedures and determined it was safe to open up," Wood said. "We opened it up and it turned out to be a very fancy wedding invitation."

Wood said the man did the right thing by calling them when he became suspicious of the package.