Military explosive found on beach

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 2:00am

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 at about 1:10 p.m. by a beachgoer, who picked it up and took it to lifeguards, the Sheriff's Department said.

Lifeguards immediately called sheriff's deputies, who 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.

Sheriff's bomb technicians were unable to determine exactly what kind of explosive device it was, but they said it appeared to be military ordinance.

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