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UPDATE: Human Services building closed for the day after man found in ceiling

Posted at 9:50 AM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 15:33:27-04

UPDATE (12:32 p.m.): The Department of Human Services building is closed for the day as police continue to investigate.


UPDATE (10:15 a.m.): The Bakersfield Police Department has evacuated the Department of Human Services building again as they search additional parts of the building.


A man is in custody after he was found in the ceiling of the Department of Human Services building on Tuesday morning.

According to Bakersfield Police, officers were called to the building at about 8 a.m. Tuesday after reports that someone was in the attic.

Following an evacuation of the building, police found the suspect in a first-floor ceiling and took him into custody. Police say there were concerns that a second suspect was in the building, but no one else was found.

The suspect faces burglary charges.