SAPD: Suspicious package a hoax, San Pedro reopened after morning closure

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A suspicious package found during a traffic stop on the North Side is now called a hoax.

That is the word from San Antonio police, who showed up at the location in the 6700 block of San Pedro Avenue around 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

It all started with a traffic stop initiated by the Alamo Colleges Police Department. This happened after a truck was seen driving erratically, and after the truck pulled over investigators say one of the passengers told the officer there was a bomb in the truck.

The SAPD Bomb Squad was called in and a small suitcase was found. The luggage was reported to have wires inside that gave the appearance of a bomb, but further investigation found there were no explosives inside.

There is no word on whether any charges will be filed.

San Pedro Avenue was closed from Jackson Keller Road to the El Montan Motel during the investigation, but the road has been reopened to traffic.

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SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Several blocks of San Pedro Avenue are shut down as the San Antonio Police Department investigates a suspicious package.

In a release, SAPD says the package was found during traffic stop in the 6700 block of San Pedro Avenue, and that street on the North Side is closed from Jackson Keller to El Montan.

There is no word on what makes the package suspicious, but police are investigating.

It is unknown how long the closure will be in place.

This is a developing story and KTSA News will give more details when possible.

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