Monterey library evacuation - 08/28/13 18:21 S.S.
The suspicious package, that led to an evacuation in Monterey this morning, turned out to be a container of used batteries. The Monterey Library (and several other nearby buildings) were evacuated around 11:30 this morning, after the package was found in front of the building. The Monterey County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad was called in, and they used an x-ray machine to confirm that the package contained standard household batteries. Everyone was allowed back into the library (and the other buildings) shortly after 3 p-m. The library is a designated Battery Recycling Location.