Suspicious device prompts street closure near school
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The bomb squad investigated suspicious objects found inside a freezer of South Bay house Monday morning, police said.
Chula Vista police blocked off a street near Hilltop High School Monday at 10:30 a.m. after a landlord found 10 capped pipes inside a freezer at his property on the 100 block of East Whitney Street.
When bomb squad team members opened the pipes they found water inside, leading them to believe they were used as ice packs, police said.
Three Hazmat trucks with San Diego Sheriff’s Department investigators were at the property. Five homes were evacuated as a precaution.
Authorities said the incident is near the school, but it has not been affected.
The landlord said he was checking on the property since his tenant is currently deployed.