California news outlets, Senator Kamala Harris evacuated because of suspicious packages

Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 14:38:49-04

Sen. Kamala Harris’s office, as well as several news outlets across California, were evacuated after suspicious packages were spotted in front of their buildings Wednesday morning.

Senator Harris shares a building with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the San Diego Union-Tribune. Newspaper staff reported being evacuated because of a suspicious stack of packages in front of the building, which is located in the 600 B Street Buiding.

San Diego Police confirmed B street was closed down for more than an hour while they investigated the threat. The roadway was reopened just before 10 a.m. after the scene was declared clear.

Also Wednesday morning, NBC 26 in Fresno reported that it and the CBS station were placed on lockdown after similar suspicious packages were found in front of their newsrooms.

Fresno police evacuated the surrounding areas to investigate.

Police departments are urging caution after suspicious devices were sent to former President Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, a Florida Democratic congresswoman and at least two CNN offices. To read more about that story, click here.

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both condemned the incidents on Wednesday morning.