July 09--A typewriter.
San Jose police bomb squad members made the determination about 3:25 p.m., San Jose police spokesman Jose Garcia said.
A dark-colored Samsonite suitcase was left on a bench in a shopping center at 1165 Lincoln Avenue about 12:40 p.m., Garcia said. Police evacuated neighboring businesses, including an outdoor farmers market, and closed off Lincoln Avenue between Willow Street and Meredith Avenue while the bomb squad investigated, Garcia said.
The bomb squad uncovered a typewriter inside the suitcase, and deemed it safe.
Police are still looking for the typewriter's owner, Garcia said, but they don't suspect any criminal activity in relation to the suitcase being left unattended.
Streets were reopened after the bomb squad's work was complete, Garcia said.
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