Sex toy triggers bomb threat call at San Diego federal courthouse

December 8th, 2014 by Staff

The incident shut down the roads around the courthouse for about an hour.

(ABC 10 News) SAN DIEGO – A courtyard next to the downtown San Diego federal courthouse was briefly cordoned off today following the discovery of a device that quickly went from suspicious to salacious.

Someone spotted the object – an egg-shaped piece of aluminum attached to an electrical cord – in the patio just west of Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse about 10:15 am., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Federal officers closed off the area while a bomb squad investigated. The personnel soon realized that the device was a sex toy, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

The area was open to the public again within an hour.

No one stepped forward to claim the device, Swanson noted.

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