A San Diego newspaper was evacuated Wednesday -- along with the local offices for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) -- as part of a string of suspicious packages sent to media companies and Democratic elected officials nationwide. But San Diego police have determined the package was not a bomb.
Police were called just after 8 a.m. Wednesday local time to the building that houses the San Diego Union-Tribune to investigate the suspicious package, the newspaper reported.
One of the newspaper's reporters said all 24 floors of the Procopio building were evacuated by the threat, and police closed off 6th Avenue between A and B streets to traffic.
Immigration reporter Kate Morrissey photographed the package outside the evacuated building.
“If you think of what Wiley Coyote would push down on to make things explode — it looks like that,” she said.
But the box did not contain anything dangerous. Police said the package contained random items including an empty bag of chips.
Suspicious packages were sent this week to Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama, philanthropist George Soros, former attorney general Eric Holder and CNN's Manhattan headquarters.
At least some of the packages were marked with a return address for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
A spokeswoman for Harris said the San Diego package was not addressed to the senator or her office.
Suspicious package outside the @sdut building this morning. #journalism https://t.co/KV7ovOEW5f— Kate Morrissey (@Kate Morrissey)1540395328.0