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Suspicious device found on Hemet P.D. vehicle

July 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspicious device was found on a Hemet Police Department vehicle on Tuesday.Police believe the device may be one in a string of attempts to sabotage or injure police and their gang-unit facilities.

Police found the device attached to a police vehicle at approximately 11:40 a.m. Hemet police said the device could have been attached to the vehicle at any time in the past 60 days.

Authorities evacuated city workers at the vehicle yard location. The area was sealed and the Riverside County Hazardous Device Team responded and rendered or determined (it was not immediately clear) the device to be safe.

Hemet police investigators said the suspects in the ongoing attacks have already been taken into custody. They speculate the device was simply not found until Tuesday.