Bomb Squad investigates possible explosive device in Desert Hot Springs neighborhood

Bomb Squad investigates possible explosive device in Desert Hot Springs neighborhood

Taylor Martinez & City News Service

A sheriff’s bomb squad unit determined Wednesday that a potential explosive device found in Desert Hot Springs was harmless.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Hazardous Device Team was deployed about 3:30 p.m. to the 16900 block of Camino Mirasol Drive on a report that somebody had found a suspicious device in the area.

Sgt. Lionel Murphy said bomb squad personnel “determined the device was inert, not active and not a danger,” adding it probably had been kept as memorabilia.

Additional information about the investigation or initial report was not released.

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