Updated at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 18:
A suspicious seeming package found by employees Thursday at the front door of a Bank of America in Temecula prompted an investigation.
The branch in the 27000 block of Ynez Road was closed until the Riverside County Sheriff's Hazardous Device Team arrived to examine the package, Temecula police Sgt. Dean Spivacke said in a news release.
It was determined the package contained no explosives, the sergeant said.
"Based on the appearance and location of the package, it was treated as a possible explosive device," Spivacke said. "For the safety of the public, the bank was evacuated, the parking lot of the bank was cleared and traffic was closed on Ynez Road."
The roadway was reopened at about 11:45 a.m., the sergeant said.
An investigation into the package was continuing, he said.
A Los Angeles-based spokeswoman for the bank sent an email to Patch regarding the incident.
"Unfortunately because it is still an active investigation, we defer all inquiries to the sheriff's dept [sic] to decide what information to disclose," Colleen Haggerty wrote in the email.
As customers waited for the bank to reopen and most employees sent out had not yet returned, someone still inside the bank ordered Pizza Hut; the deliveryman was allowed to enter but told Patch the bank was on lockdown.