A suspicious device that was left in front of a Carlsbad library, prompting the evacuation of the library and neighboring City Hall was a hoax, according to Carlsbad police.
A maintenance worker found the device at about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Cole Library on Carlsbad Village Drive.
About 50 employees were evacuated, said Carlsbad police Lt. Kelly Cain.
Police described the suspicious device as a 2- 10-inch gray clay-like material with a wire sticking in it. It was connected to a 9-volt battery.
The sheriff’s bomb squad detonated the device and said it turned out to be a hoax, said Lt. Cain.
No arrests have been made and police do not have any suspects. The library did not have surveillance cameras.
If you have any information, you’re urged to contact Carlsbad police.