Hagar Drive reopened

Hagar Drive is now open between the East Remote Parking lot and Quarry Plaza area. UCSC police had earlier cordoned off the area as they investigated a suspicious object seen in the OPERS parking lot.

The object was determined to be a hand grenade from which explosives had been removed. The area is now safe.

OPERS staff are returning to their offices, and the OPERS complex will reopen by noon. 

UCSC police said callers did the right thing when they alerted authorities after observing the suspicious object.