Hotel in Del Mar Receives Bomb Threat

L'Auberge, surrounding businesses evacuated

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    A downtown Del Mar luxury hotel and its surrounding businesses were evacuated Friday afternoon after a male caller said a bomb would go off in two hours, officials said.

    San Diego County sheriff's deputies have evacuated L'Auberge on 15th Street and Camino Del Mar as a precaution and conducted a property search after the hotel received the call at about 4 p.m.

    Bomb Threat at Del Mar Hotel a Hoax: Officials

    [DGO] Bomb Threat at Del Mar Hotel a Hoax: Officials
    After an investigation, the threat against L'Auberge Hotel Friday evening turned out to be a hoax, and officials are still looking for the suspect behind it. (Published Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011)

    No bomb was found, and the hotel returned to business early Friday evening.

    Parties were sent to nearby Seagrove Park during the evacuation.

    Sheriff's set up a large perimiter before dropping it to just around the hotel.

    The department's bomb/arson unit responded to the scene and no injuries have been reported.