Practice bomb driven to Linda Vista fire station
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An old aerial practice bomb was taken to a city fire station in Linda Vista Sunday, triggering an evacuation and bomb squad run.
Someone found a 5-pound aerial practice bomb, loaded it into their car and drove it to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s Station 23, at the corner of Comstock Street and Linda Vista Road, according to Capt. Joe Amador.
All is safe in #Linda Vista. Bomb response finds practice aerial bomb inside car. pic.twitter.com/dsQlky74ax
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Bystanders were evacuated, San Diego Police were called in to close off streets, and the bomb squad was called in to assess the situation, Amador said.
The all-clear was given about an hour later, according to Sgt. Tom Sullivan.
No one was injured and the bomb did not have explosives in it, Amador said.
Much of San Diego was empty ranchland, used for artillery and aircraft bombing practice, during World War II, and it is not uncommon for the old ordinance to be uncovered in what is now a busy city, firefighters have said.