WASHINGTON. D.C. – U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement about a phone call and suspicious item left outside the Vista, California, 49thCongressional District Office earlier today:
“Shortly after 1 pm PST today, my district office received a phone call. During this call, a staff member was told that something had been left outside that would explode. My district office staff immediately contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s office and was thereafter evacuated from the office along with other occupants of the building. The phone call followed a protest at my district office of individuals associated with MoveOn.org and Occupy North County as well as individuals participating in a counter protest.
“I understand the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office has determined that the item left behind does not pose an actual threat. All staff members who were working in the office today are safe and I understand no other individuals have been harmed in this incident.
“I deeply appreciate the efforts of those from the San Diego County Sheriff’s office and the Vista Fire Department who responded to this incident. I will certainly assist them, as requested, as they continue their investigation of what happened and who is responsible.”
Rep. Issa’s Congressional District office is located at 1800 Thibodo Rd. in Vista, California. As the House of Representatives was in session today, Rep. Issa is currently in Washington, D.C.