Bomb squad clears threatening package left outside fire station

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SAN DIEGO -- Bomb squad and Hazmat teams were called to a fire station in North Park Sunday afternoon after a package with threatening writing was found outside.

After a roughly two-hour investigation, crews cleared the scene without finding anything dangerous.

SDFD tweeted out a photo of the package, a taped-up cardboard box with a skull and crossbones, and the words "poison" and "toxic floride," scrawled on the outside. Officials said all they found inside was "aluminum flux and some trash."

A person first discovered the package outside Station 14, on 32nd Street near Lincoln Avenue, around 3 p.m. Both Hazmat and bomb squad teams were called to the scene, closing 32nd and Lincoln while they worked.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the bomb squad completed their investigation without finding any explosives. The Hazmat team concluded their own investigation a short time later after finding no hazardous materials in the box.

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