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Suspicious package prompts evacuation at Hemet DMV


Last updated 9/2/2018 at 11:06am

HEMET - A suspicious package prompted the evacuation of a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Hemet this morning, but an all-clear was declared by law enforcement about three hours later.

The package was reported at 9:17 a.m. at the DMV office at 1200 South State St., off Stetson Avenue, the California Highway Patrol said.

At about 12:45 p.m., authorities said the area was safe to re-enter, and DMV employees and the public were allowed back onto the premises.

The CHP, which has jurisdiction over crimes in state buildings, called the Riverside County Sheriff's Department bomb squad to assist with assessing the suspicious package, sheriff's Investigator Armando Munoz said.

Photos posted on Facebook showed a sheriff's bomb-diffusing robot in the DMV's parking lot.

The CHP did not provide details about the content of the package.

No injuries were reported.

The Hemet DMV was scheduled to remain open until 5 p.m. today.


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