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Portion of Premium Outlet Stores Closed after Suspicious Package Found

Carlsbad CA— Last night, February 4, at 7:13 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department was called to a suspicious package at the Premium Outlet Stores in the 5600 block of Paseo Del Norte.

Security for the Outlet Stores were told by a passing customer of a bag that possibly had a bomb inside it. The bag was a medium sized suitcase left in the parking lot next to a car. The owners of the car were contacted and told the police that the suitcase was not theirs.

A portion of the parking lot was closed and nearby stores were evacuated.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Bomb / Arson Unit was called to assist and responded. The Bomb Unit examined the contents of the suitcase and determined that nothing unsafe was inside.

The parking lot and surrounding stores were opened back-up at 8:53 p.m.