TEMECULA — On Tuesday morning, the California Highway Patrol Dispatch Center were investigating a bomb threat received by the Temecula Department of Motor Vehicles, the second threat against the facility in recent weeks.
According to Public Information Officer William Strom, CHP officers responded to a call from the Temecula DMV at 10:01 a.m. and arrived on the scene, immediately evacuating all employees and customers from the location. Nearby businesses were asked to shelter in place as the investigation began.
CHP explosives-sniffing K-9 units were called to the scene, searching inside and outside of the building. By 11:56 a.m., investigators concluded that no threat had been located and the location was safe.
During the investigation, Diaz Road was closed to traffic from Rancho Way to Via Montezuma, and motorists were detoured away from the scene.
The Temecula Area CHP is continuing to investigate this threat and a previous threat that came into the Temecula DMV on July 2. Both investigations are ongoing.