Under Siege: Hemet May Fortify Buildings Against Attacks

Police department has been plagued by booby trap attacks

The atmosphere is tense. The Hemet Police Department has been plagued by booby trap attacks and threats. Now city officials in Hemet will consider fortifying city buildings.

City documents cite law enforcement intelligence indicating that city buildings such as the police department headquarters are the likely target of more attacks. The City Council on Tuesday is expected to consider a resolution to fortify its buildings.
In recent months, a series of booby traps were directed at law enforcement in the area, including a gas line redirected to fill and potentially explode a drug task force office.
Last month, authorities led raids on the Vagos motorcycle club, described as an extreme threat against law enforcement. Authorities initially suspected the club was behind the attacks but have since said other groups may also be responsible.

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