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Kern County Department of Human Services evacuated for suspicious package

Kern County Department of Human Services evacuated for suspicious package
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Department of Human Services on East California Avenue was evacuated Friday afternoon when someone reported a suspicious package.

Police said around 5 p.m., hours after they started the evacuation of about 1,000 people from the building, that the bomb squad "has taken the package out of the building to another location to be rendered safe."

Police spokeswoman Michaela Beard declined to say what the package was or what made it suspicious.