March 16, 2006

San Diego NCAA arena evacuated on bomb scare

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police evacuated a San Diego
college arena on Thursday, hours before a first-round NCAA
championship basketball game, after a bomb-sniffing dog
signaled a potential problem at a hot dog stand.

Cox Arena at San Diego State University was cleared while
police tried to determine if there was an explosive device in
the hot dog stand, college spokesman Jack Beresford said.

He said it was not immediately clear how many people were
inside the building at the time but that the teams had not yet

"A bomb-sniffing dog noticed something in a hot dog cart,"
Beresford said. "They got a hit on something that was in the
cart itself.