Staff of The San Diego Union-Tribune were evacuated Wednesday after suspicious packages were found outside of the building where the newspaper is located.
The newspaper reported the police found a "stack of suspicious looking packages" on a trash can, forcing the staff to evacuate. A hazardous materials team is investigating the area, according to the newspaper.
The building of The San Diego Union-Tribune is being evacuated. This is the scene in downtown San Diego per photo of my colleague Abby Hamblin pic.twitter.com/si187rFa4k— ⚡️ Luis Gomez (@RunGomez) October 24, 2018
Kate Morrissey, a reporter at the San Diego paper, said on Twitter that the building where the newspaper is housed also includes an office for Democratic Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDemocrats' reconciliation bill breaks Biden's middle class tax pledge We have a presidential leadership crisis — and it's only going to get worse Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' MORE (Calif.).
Worth noting that we share the building with a number of companies as well as a branch of @KamalaHarris office. Not yet clear who was targeted.— Kate Morrissey (@bgirledukate) October 24, 2018
"Our office was evacuated today after suspicious packages were found near the building," Lily Adams, a Harris spokesperson, said in a tweet.
"The packages were not addressed to the Senator or our office. We are grateful to the San Diego Police Department for their work to swiftly investigate this issue," she added.
Our office was evacuated today after suspicious packages were found near the building. The packages were not addressed to the Senator or our office. We are grateful to the San Diego Police Department for their work to swiftly investigate this issue.— Lily Adams (@adamslily) October 24, 2018
A CBS affiliate in Fresno, Calif., was also partially evacuated Wednesday after a "suspicious box" was found outside of its building, the station reported.
The evacuations come after suspected explosive devices were sent Wednesday to the homes of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden sends 'best wishes' to Clinton following hospitalization The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE and former President Obama, as well as to CNN's office at the Time Warner Building in New York City.
The Secret Service said it intercepted the packages sent to Clinton's home in New York and Obama's home in Washington, D.C., and that it has launched an investigation into the matter.
Authorities have said the packages sent to Clinton, Obama and CNN appear to have similarities.
An explosive device was also found earlier this week near the home of George Soros, the billionaire investor and prominent Democratic donor.
— This report was updated at 12:48 p.m.