Suspicious Suitcase Reported at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets
On 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.
A customer contacted security for the outlet stores and reported a supicious bag. 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.
Out of an abundance of caution and per policy, a portion of the parking lot was closed and nearby stores were evacuated.
The experts from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Bomb / Arson Unit were called to assist and responded. The bomb unit examined the contents of the suitcase and determined them to be safe.
The parking lot and surrounding stores were re-opened at 8:53 p.m.