A suspicious package addressed to the office of U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, prompted authorities to clear the office building on the 100 block of Bovet Road as a precaution before determining it was safe, according to San Mateo police.
Just after 1 p.m., police responded to the building, secured the scene and evacuated the building and nearby offices. The San Mateo County Bomb Squad responded and determined the package did not contain anything dangerous, according to police.
“We were definitely erring on the side of caution,” said San Mateo police Sgt. Amanda Von Glahn, who added the package was described as not something the office typically receives and that it was from out of state.
The situation comes on the heels of several suspicious packages delivered to Democrats who have been critical of President Donald Trump. Last week, a second suspicious package addressed to San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer was discovered at a mail facility on Rollins Road in Burlingame. The packages were linked to Cesar Sayoc, a Florida man who was arrested Oct. 26 for allegedly mailing out explosive material to CNN, former President Barack Obama, and others.