Copyright 1993 The San Diego Union-Tribune
The San Diego Union-Tribune
June 26, 1993, Saturday
SECTION: LOCAL; Ed. 1,4; Pg. B-2
LENGTH: 185 words
HEADLINE: Prof's package prompts police
SERIES: AROUND THE COUNTY UNABOMBER
La Jolla When the bulky package arrived in the mail, the woman immediately thought it could be another of the mail bombs that this week injured two university professors on opposite coasts.
The woman said that she received the package Thursday at her home on Avenida Mirola near Nautilus Street and that it was addressed to a UCSD professor whose name she did not recognize, police said.
Bombings this week injured a professor at Yale University and another at the University of California San Francisco. The blasts appear to be related to other terrorist bombings of people who worked in the high-tech field during the 1970s and 1980s.
Fearing the worst, the woman, who was not identified, called the police bomb squad. The explosives experts carefully took the suspicious package to the Torrey Pines Glider Port, where they doused it with a water cannon, police said.
Then, a careful look showed that it was not a bomb at all. a rather extensive term paper written by an unfortunate student who apparently put the wrong street address on the package, police said.