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Suspicious Briefcase Prompts Evacuation At Concord DMV

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Signage is seen at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (David McNew/Getty Images)

Signage is seen at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (David McNew/Getty Images)

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CONCORD (CBS SF) — The DMV field office in Concord shut down briefly Friday afternoon after a suspicious briefcase was spotted near a building entryway, a DMV spokeswoman said.

The abandoned briefcase was reported around 12:20 p.m., prompting California Highway Patrol officers to evacuate the office located at 2070 Diamond Blvd., DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez said.

The Walnut Creek police bomb squad arrived around 1:15 p.m. and after an evaluation, determined that the briefcase was not a threat.

Patrons were allowed back inside the DMV at 1:45 p.m.

Gonzalez said she did not know how many people were inside the office at the time of the evacuation.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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