Bomb squad: Suspicious device at mall a 'hoax'

Posted at 6:37 PM, Sep 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 21:37:08-04

CARLSBAD -- A suspicious device discovered at the Westfield mall in Carlsbad on Saturday turned out to be what investigators are calling a 'hoax device.'

Shoppers evacuated a portion of the mall, located at 2525 El Camino Real, and a bomb squad was called in to investigate. They ended up detonating the device using a water cannon and determined that it was inert.

An investigation is under way.