Bomb squad detonates suspicious device at Monterey County Fairgrounds

MONTEREY, Calif. - UPDATE: 12/28/2017 10:47 a.m. The Monterey County Sheriff's bomb squad detonated a suspicious device at the Monterey County Fairgrounds Thursday morning.

Authorities told KION the suspicious device was found on a construction site at the fairgrounds around 9 a.m. 

Commander John Thornburg said the device was described as a suspicious package with wires sticking out. He said the device turned out to be a battery pack. 

Witnesses reported hearing a loud boom around 10:30 a.m. No injuries were reported. 


The Monterey County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious package at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. 

According to Commander John Thornburg, a call for a suspicious package with wires sticking out of it came in at 9 a.m. Thursday. The bomb squad is at the scene.

At this time the public is advised to avoid the area.

KION will update this article as more information becomes available. 

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