The jury providers workplaces on the downtown San Diego Central Courthouse on Tuesday acquired a letter covered with an unknown orangey-red substance, prompting an investigation by a hazardous supplies crew, a spokeswoman stated.

The substance was later recognized as red pepper and water, and courtroom operations on the constructing on Union Road have been returned to regular, stated San Diego Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Dalton.

Jury providers workers stated the substance on the letter resembled taco sauce.

No evacuations have been ordered in response to the invention. The jury providers workplace, although, was closed, and all jurors remaining within the jury lounge have been launched, though there have been no excellent requests from judges for juror panels, Dalton stated.

As a part of the courtroom’s protocol for responding to such cases of unknown substances, the air-con system was turned off on flooring one via 4 till the hazardous supplies workforce might clear the realm.

“This was achieved in an abundance of warning,” she added. “It’s enterprise as regular exterior of jury service.”

The invention additionally led authorities to briefly block Union Road.