Jeff Smith 2:30 p.m., June 26
Bomb Scare Closes Airport Parking Lot
San Diego Harbor Police kept the SanPark airport parking facility on Pacific Highway shut down for approximately two hours Wednesday afternoon in response to a suspicious package placed in a vehicle.
Around noon, a SanPark worker witnessed someone placing a plastic bag on the seat of a pickup owned by Ace Parking. He told police that he thought he saw wires protruding from a cylindrical object inside the bag.
Police then called the city’s Metro Arson Strike Team, who in turn called San Diego Fire-Rescue’s Bomb Squad. The Bomb Squad used a robot to open the package and discovered it contained an ammunition magazine for a .22 caliber rifle.
The lot was reopened around 2 p.m. when the area was deemed safe. An investigation as to who left the package and why is ongoing.
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