Bomb squad evacuates part of Carlsbad mall

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – The bomb squad blocked off a portion of the mall in Carlsbad Sunday afternoon after a suspicious package was found inside a store, mall security said.

A large area of Westfield Plaza Mall in Carlsbad was evacuated around 4:30 p.m. Sunday following the report of a suspicious package was discovered inside the store Underground Journey, a mall security guard told Fox5.

Authorities removed the package within the hour, security said.

Carlsbad police said the package was a duffle bag filled with blankets and photo equipment.

“Carlsbad mall got evacuated and I get to get off early. Craaaazzzzyyyy,” Ciara Amituanai tweeted Sunday.

There were no reports of injuries due to the incident.

Carlsbad Police Department assisted bomb squad with the investigation.

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