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Police open roadway after suspicious device determined safe

By Rich Tarpening, Assignment Manager, Rich.Tarpening@kesq.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:55:10 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 27 2013 05:15:15 PM CST

Omar Granados


PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

Palm Springs Police shut down an intersection in Palm Springs due to the report of a suspicious device in the roadway.  

Police say they were notified around 10:07 a.m. Sunday by a person who spotted the device on San Rafael Drive between Avenida Caballeros and Hermosa Drive.

Officers responded to the location and located the suspicious device. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department Hazardous Device Team was called in.  The device has been determined to be safe. 

Officers believe the device was a hoax but the investigation is ongoing.

Anybody with information about this incident is asked to contact the Palm Springs Police Department at 760-323-8116 or Valley Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).