Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bombs

http://www.lapdonline.org/emergency_services_division/content_basic_view/6527#12

If you find a device, don't touch it.  Don't try to take it to a safe place or inspect it.  Some bombs explode when moved or picked up.  Call for your local bomb squad to inspect the device.  Follow their guidance and directions.

Make sure the area is secured and any suspects are searched, separated and removed from the location to a secure area.  Even putting them inside a patrol car cage and moving them a few blocks away may be enough.

Bombs are tricky patrol responses, because most of the time they are not a bomb.  Often only an expert can determine if a bomb is really a threat or not. Sometimes pranksters think it can be funny of have a fake bomb.  Disgruntled people may use a bomb threat to get back at people they have a dispute with.  Always keep your guard up with bomb threats; that's what the SGT Says.

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