ESCONDIDO—A suspicious device today was placed next to a mailbox in the unincorporated area of Escondido, investigators say.
Sheriff’s deputies from the San Marcos Station responded to the 3100 block of North Broadway to the report of a possible pipe bomb next to a mailbox.
Deputies cordoned off the immediate area and notified the Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Unit. Upon evaluation, it was undetermined if the device was an actual pipe bomb or a hoax device.
For safety purposes detectives elected to disrupt the device on scene, rendering it safe. The remnants were collected as evidence for follow up investigation.