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Rabid bat dropped off at police station prompts alert

San Bernardino County officials on Thursday night announced a possible rabies exposure alert after someone dropped off a live bat at the Chino Police Department.

The bat, which was in a cardboard box, tested positive for rabies, Chino city officials said in a statement.

There was no indication that anyone was directly exposed, officials said. They were trying to locate the person who dropped off the bat or anyone else who might have had contact with the animal.

Anyone with information is asked to call health officials at (800) 722-4794 or police at (909) 628-1234.

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-- Robert J. Lopez

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