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.