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KCSO bomb squad renders device found in Central Bakersfield safe

Posted at 3:34 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 12:30:02-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Monday, the Kern County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was called out for a destructive device that was reportedly disposed in Central Bakersfield.

According to officials, the bomb squad was dispatched to the area of 700 Chester Avenue around 9 a.m. After arriving, officials worked on the device, rendered it safe, and collected it. They were able to clear the scene by 10: 30 a.m.

KCSO officials said they do not have any leads on who disposed the device but they did confirm it was not connected to any nearby businesses.

This is a developing story and we will update as more information comes in.