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Suspicious package detonated at Zephyr Cove Resort

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Zephyr Cove Resort's M.S. Dixie II will host a Cruise with Santa on Saturday.

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — The M.S. Dixie canceled its afternoon cruise and Zephyr Cove beach was closed Monday as the Douglas County Bomb Squad responded to what Undersherif Ron Elges confirmed as “a suspicious suitcase left in the parking lot of Zephyr Cover Resort.” 

After being reported as suspicious to local law enforcement Elges said, “The Bomb Squad was able to render the suspicious package safe. There was no threat to the community.”

An employee of Aramark told the Tribune the backpack was in the parking lot, away from the beach and buildings, just before 9 a.m. 

“The bag was detonated by the bomb squad between 11 a.m. to noon,” the employee said. “It ended up being barbecue utensils.” 

Elges confirmed the detonation and reported, “At the time [of the investigation], U.S. Highway 50 was closed for safety reasons and reopened as soon as it was safe for the public.”

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