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Feb 24, 2010 10:05 AM

Hemet federal building evacuated in bomb scare

HEMET, Calif. (AP) Police in Hemet say a federal building was evacuated for several hours after a man left a suspicious suitcase out front.

Lt. Duane Wisehart says a Filipino immigrant reportedly caused a disturbance over benefits Monday at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.

Wisehart says the man returned Tuesday and left a suitcase at the building, which also houses the Social Security Administration office.

Arriving police found him sitting at a bus stop at the corner with electrical wires and a suicide note taped to his chest. The man, whose name wasn't released, was detained for a mental exam.

The building was evacuated until Riverside County authorities blew up the suitcase, which was found to contain clothes, a stereo and a candle.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise,


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