Monterey, CA. – Downtown Monterey is now open following an attempted robbery at the Bank of America and related bomb threat.
A suspect is in custody and being interviewed by police. The Monterey County Bomb Squad investigated and detonated two suspicious packages at Munras and Webster and Pearl and Washington streets. All downtown areas are now clear and open.
The suspect’s vehicle was inspected in the Calle Principal Parking Garage. No suspicious items were found. The garage was cleared and is now being reopened.
The City of Monterey appreciates the assistance of the California Highway Patrol, Monterey County Sheriff’s Department, and Seaside and Marina Police Departments, and the cooperation of citizens, visitors, and businesses during this incident.