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Call center in Bakersfield receives bomb threat, forced to evacuate

Call center in Bakersfield receives bomb threat, forced to evacuate
Posted at 1:17 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 09:52:01-04

UPDATE (6:51 a.m.): Conduent issued a statement saying: "We were alerted to today’s situation, immediately evacuated the building, and contacted the local authorities. After an investigation, the site was determined to be safe and all employees were returned to work. We are vigorously investigating the individual(s) responsible for creating this and the previous false bomb threats and are coordinating efforts with law enforcement authorities. As we have stated before, we would expect that the individual(s) involved, once identified, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

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For the fifth time this year a bomb threat to a Bakersfield call center has forced evacuations. 

The threat was reported this morning around 10:40 a.m. after it was found written on a bathroom wall at Conduent, which is located on 34th Street. 

After searching the building, police were able to determine the building was safe. 

Similar to previous instance, the buildings that have been threatened have similarly been determined to be safe. 

The last threat reported came in as a call last Thursday. 

Police say they are working to find out who is making these threats and where they are coming from.