Suspected pipe bomb in PB found to be harmless
Published - 09/20/13 - 03:35 PM | 2831 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Garnet Avenue between Dawes and Bayard streets in Pacific Beach was closed early today while police investigated a report of a suspicious object resembling a pipe bomb that turned out to be harmless.

Officers were alerted to the object by a transient, who spotted the object near the Chase Bank branch office at 1000 Garnet Ave. shortly after 5 a.m., according to San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer.

At around 7:30 a.m., the object was determined to be harmless and the roadway was reopened, Mayer said. He described the object as a black PVC pipe filled with sand and having a metal handle on top.

— Dave Schwab
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