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Suspicious vehicle parked near La Mesa police headquarters

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LA MESA (CBS 8) - La Mesa police have arrested a man they say is connected to a suspicious vehicle that was parked outside their headquarters Thursday morning.

The U-Haul truck was found abandoned at about 10:15 a.m. in the 8000 block of University Avenue. Witnesses reported seeing the driver, dressed in black, running away with two duffel bags.

Police closed University Avenue between Spring Street and Baltimore drive and called in the Sheriff's Department's bomb-arson unit.

"We don't have any indication that it could be explosive inside. We haven't had had any threats, but out of an abundance of caution we're taking course just in case," said Lt. Dan Willis with the La Mesa Police Department.

Nothing dangerous was found in the truck, which was reported stolen from Santee on Saturday.

The driver, identified as 35-year-old Damian Payne, was arrested a few blocks away.

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