The Frederick County Sheriff’s office investigated a suspicious incident Wednesday morning at the county courthouse, involving an abandoned coconut.
A deputy was conducting a routine perimeter check around the courthouse at 7:55am, when according to police, he spotted a suspicious coconut. The coconut was sitting alone and appeared to have been cut down the middle and then placed back together, according to the sheriff's office.
Out of an abundance of caution, members of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick Police Department, Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services and the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad responded to the scene. The agencies evacuated the building and secured both the inside and outside areas.
After a close examination by the State Fire Marshals’ Bomb Squad, the coconut was determined safe.
Authorities continue to investigate the incident.