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Officials: Suspicious Package at Mall ‘Hoax'

A suspicious package that caused an evacuation in Carlsbad has been deemd a hoax device made to look like a bomb according to officials. It has been determined to not be a threat.

Shoppers were evacuated from Westfield Mall in Carlsbad after the suspicious package was reported.

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Bomb personnel evaulated the device with an x-ray machine and eventually destroyed it with a water cannon just after 6 pm.

The device was placed between a sink and the mirror in a men's restroom.

The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. at the mall, located at 2525 El Camino Real. 

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