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Military explosive found on Cardiff State Beach

April 21, 2013|By Tony Perry

A military explosive device was found Sunday afternoon on Cardiff State Beach, leading to evacuation of a stretch of beach, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

The explosive device was discovered by a beach-goer, who scooped it up and took it to lifeguards, the Sheriff's Department said.

Sheriff's deputies ordered the evacuation and called for the arson-bomb squad. The squad took the device away for disposal, and the evacuation was lifted after two hours.

Deputies were unable to determine the kind of explosive device.

tony.perry@latimes.com

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