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Man detained after Lake Forest hotel is evacuated and explosive devices are found

Explosive devices and substances were found in a room in a Lake Forest hotel, which was evacuated Tuesday night, officials said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said on social media the devices and substances were rendered safe and the hotel on Orchard Road would reopen. The OCSD Bomb Squad and an Orange County Fire Authority hazardous materials team had assessed and dealt with the devices and substances.

A man was detained and authorities planned to book him on suspicion of multiple felonies, the Sheriff’s Department said.

The man’s identity wasn’t immediately released and it was not immediately known why he allegedly had the devices and substances.

The incident unfolded after deputies were called to the hotel at 6:20 p.m. on a report of a disturbance and contacted individuals in a room to investigate a possible domestic violence incident, the Sheriff’s Department said. The deputies noticed suspicious materials in the room and called in the bomb squad and hazmat team.


Source: Orange County Register

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