Suspicous Package Found At Yuma Police Department

Jun 23, 2016

Yuma-A suspicious package was found at the front doors of the Yuma Police Department early this morning.

YPD spokeswoman Sergeant Lori Franklin said an unknown person dropped off a back pack around 7 a.m. All YPD personnel evacuated the building.  

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Disposal Unit responded to the scene.

The City of Yuma reports via Twitter that the package has been secured and determined not a threat. YPD will be returning to normal operations shortly.

Franklin says dispatch personnel have been relocated to a back-up communication center. All 911 calls have been forwarded to YCSO.

All non-emergency calls are also being transferred to the back-up call center.