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Disneyland in California Placed on Lockdown Due to Suspicious Item

Object stuffed in a PVC pipe left in a tree.

Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. was briefly placed on lockdown Saturday morning while authorities investigated a suspicious item found near the entrance that turned out to be harmless.

Police said a park employee discovered the item was in a tree near a ticket booth at 7:10 a.m. local time, Los Angeles CBS affiliate KCBS-TV reported. It turned out to be an item stuffed inside a PVC pipe that a high school student left as part of a geocaching game, KABC-TV reported.

According to KTLA-TV, the object contained "spiritual message of goodwill" for park guests.

The bomb squad was called and guests were not been allowed into the park for the duration of the lockdown. A select group of patrons that had been allowed into the park before its official opening were sequestered in a safe location.

Suzi Brown, director of media relations for Disneyland Resort, said in a statement to KCBS after the initial discovery: "The safety of our Guests and Cast Members is our top priority. In an abundance of caution and to allow the security teams the opportunity to learn more, we are keeping Guests away from the area at this time."

This post has been updated since it was first published.

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