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UPS building in San Bernardino deemed safe after suspicious package is checked

A suspicious package that forced the evacuation of a UPS facility in San Bernardino on Friday evening was examined by bomb experts and deemed safe, police said.

A UPS driver returned the 3-pound package to the facility on Victoria Avenue after noticing that it was addressed to the Redlands home of the shooters who killed 14 people at a social services agency this week.

The facility was evacuated about 7:30 p.m. and the surrounding streets blocked off.

“Item was safe, posed no threat,” San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said on Twitter about 10:40 p.m.

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Burguan tweeted that the UPS action reflected “an abundance of caution.” He said the item was from a “reputable vendor” but UPS had called “just to be safe.” San

Bernardino Police Sgt. Gerald Beall said no further details were available regarding the vendor, who the package was addressed to or how many people were evacuated.

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