A package that was left outside the Bob Hope USO at Palm Springs International Airport Wednesday, triggering a bomb squad response, turned out to contain a water timer inside a Tupperware container inadvertently left behind by an airport employee, police said.
Palm Springs police Lt. Paul Abshire told City News Service the unmarked package was reported via a 911 call about 10:25 a.m., and officers arrived moments later, cordoning off the immediate area.
The USO is on the west side of the airport complex, just off of El Cielo Road, adjacent to the car rental lot that serves the aerodrome.
Northbound El Cielo Road from Tahquitz Canyon Way was shut down during the investigation, which wrapped up before 1 p.m. and did not prompt any evacuations of the airport, nor any disruptions to flight operations, Abshire said.
–City News Service
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