A package delivered to a building hosting the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper and a Kamala Harris branch office has been deemed “harmless” by authorities.
The package sparked an evacuation Wednesday.
Suspicious packages reported outside a building that houses the San Diego Union-Tribune were found to be harmless, authorities said Wednesday morning.
Several floors of the building on 600 B Street, which houses the newspaper, WeWork offices and a branch of Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris’ office, briefly evacuated and a hazardous materials team was called to investigate the area of 6th and B Streets, said Lt. Kevin Wadhams.
Police were called to the building at about 8:15 a.m., when a bystander saw the stack of packages on a table and flagged down a lieutenant, he said. Officials closed 6th Avenue between A and B Streets.The five boxes contained a mix of items, including a shoe, two children’s books, a football, an empty bag of chips and a hat, Wadhams said.
They were not addressed to anyone, and after reviewing video surveillance footage, Wadhams said an unknown person dropped off the boxes at about 1:45 a.m.
Union-Tribune immigration reporter Kate Morrissey described the boxes as priority mail packages positioned near an orange pump.
The Secret Service reported Wednesday that it intercepted potential explosive devicesaddressed to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, and CNN reported a third device sent to its Manhattan bureau, prompting an evacuation.
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The package allegedly delivered to CNN Wednesday has come under particular scrutiny, amid a wave of alleged pipe bombs sent to Democrats. Hillary Clinton spoke Wednesday.
CNN officials reported Wednesday that the package that arrived at CNN’s office was “delivered by courier, not mailed.”
This report came amid wide social media scrutiny of the photograph of the package, which CNN’s Jim Acosta shared. The package was not postmarked. (READ: Package Was Not Postmarked).
But if the package was delivered by courier, why did it have multiple stamps on it? Who was the courier? Who paid for the courier?
We will keep you updated on these changing developments as they continue to change.
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