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Bomb squad, Hazmat called out to BPD parking lot

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Posted at 6:26 AM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 17:39:03-04

UPDATE (08/15 2:30 p.m.): The Bakersfield Police Department arrested Ronald James McVay in connected to the suspicious items found inside a car in the parking lot of City Hall.

He is being charged with two felony charges for the make of destructive devices without a permit and for the possession of a destructive device. 

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UPDATE (8:20 a.m.): An investigation is ongoing after suspicious items were found inside a car in the parking lot south of City Hall. 

According to Bakersfield Police, crews were dispatched to the scene around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday. 

Hazmat and a city bomb squad unit are working the scene. 

The public works building has been evacuated. 

BPD says "citizens came forward with information, which led to a response."

Right now there are no suspects and there are no persons of interest and BPD says it will be a very long investigation. 

Bakersfield Fire crews are assisting at the scene. 

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A bomb squad and Hazmat crews have been called out to the Bakersfield Police Department after a car was parked in a parking lot possibly with explosives in it.

According to BPD, a car was taken to the south parking lot of BPD's headquarters and possibly had an explosive device in it. 

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The car is in the parking lot and has been secluded. Crews are creating a safety barrier.