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Police respond to bomb threat

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Police Department’s Communications department received a 911 call about a suspicious container located in front of 4706 Amberwood Court next to a power transformer at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7.
The reporting party stated the container looked like an old ammunition container with military markings on it. Inside the container was another container with tape around it, wires coming out of it, and a cylinder with wires coming out of it. Officers responded and determined that the container could be a bomb and for the safety of the residents, they evacuated eight residences and called the San Diego County Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson to examine the container.
The San Diego County Sheriffs’ Bomb/Arson investigators arrived at approximately 8:55 p.m. They conducted a preliminary examination of the container and requested that Tamarack Avenue be closed from El Camino Real to Palisades for both west and eastbound traffic for public safety. They used their robots to open the containers and discovered they were empty.
There are no suspects. The Carlsbad Police Department and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department are conducting a joint investigation.