Coconut Forces Clearing Of Area Outside Courthouse

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says the bomb squad was called and an area outside the county courthouse was cleared after a coconut was found near the building.

The New-Post of Frederick reports that a courthouse deputy doing a check of the area found the coconut shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies say the coconut looked as if it had been sliced down the center and put back together.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s bomb squad was called, and police and fire personnel evacuated an inside office and cleared
the area outside for about 20 minutes.

The fruit was determined not to be dangerous. The incident is under investigation.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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