Suspicious Suitcase Prompts Evacuation
A suspicious suitcase prompted a Carlsbad business to evacuate Monday morning, police said. The sheriff's bomb squad detonated the case and determined nothing was inside, police Lt. Pete Pascual said.
Someone reported seeing an unattended brown suitcase near a parking stall in front of Chuze Fitness about 11:44 a.m., police said. The gym on El Camino Real chose to evacuate while police investigated the case.
Police cleared an area of about 200 foot around the suitcase while the sheriff's bomb squad X-rayed the case, Pascual said. A small explosion was used to open it when deputies couldn't determine what was inside. It looked empty. The suitcase was confiscated.Read More.