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Hemet gang task force finds explosive device in its office

 Members of the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force discovered an explosive device in their office this morning, Hemet police officials said, adding that had it exploded, it could have leveled the building and killed anyone in it.

Task force members discovered the device about 8:30 a.m. “and immediately realizing something wasn’t right … they backed out of the office and made a call,” said Lt. Duane Wisehart.

“It was planned to blow up the building and anyone in it; we’re not really sure why it didn’t,” he said.

The device was defused by the bomb squad, and investigators are looking for evidence concerning who placed it in the building and how, he said. It is “an educated guess” that the device’s placement has something to do with gangs, he said.

The task force office is located at the corner of St. John and Franklin streets, a couple of blocks from the police station. Had it exploded, it likely would have damaged surrounding buildings as well, Wisehart said.

The task force, formed five years ago, includes members of the Hemet Police Department, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the county probation office, the state parole office and the district attorney’s office. 

-- Raja Abdulrahim

Comments () | Archives (7)

I wish the article mentioned which gangs are in this area. This is an act of terrorism, quite possibly committed by a gang with ties to the Mexican drug cartels. We need to deport all illegal alien criminals at once. Rescind special order 40 and make E Verify mandatory across the state.

Seems to be where there is corruption, terrorism follows next. We need to clean up corruption here at home to set a good example for the world to follow.

the hemet gtf. should work for tha nsa & cia. they need help locating explosives that could go off on planes or in govt. buildings.

wow. this takes gang aggression to a whole new level. this is how insurgents operate; who can question that gangs are, in fact, America's domestic terrorists?

As if people didn't think this was coming...from the millions of criminals they've allowed to just walk into the country from Mexico and Central America.

And they want AMNESTY for THIS! Not on your LIFE!!!!!!!!!!

All they have done is import the poverty, crime, and drugs from Mexico.

How is this not a bigger story? This an act of terrorism that fortunately failed and the media is ignoring it, I wonder why? Something to do with Amnesty?

Maybe Raja Abdulrahim knows where it came from!


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