A possibly mentally ill man was taken to a hospital Wednesday after being found unresponsive in Hemet with fake explosives on him.
Police were sent to a home in the 900 block of South Palm Avenue, near Johnston Avenue, about 2 p.m. on a call of a possibly mentally ill man who “may have destructive devices on him and threatening harm,” Lt. Nate Miller of the Hemet Police Department said.
The man had also shared videos of himself appearing to have a “psychological emergency,” according to Miller.
Officers arrived at the home and found a broken window and the man unresponsive, but breathing, inside. While rendering aid, they noticed there were items that appeared to be destructive devices.
Officers evacuated the area and closed the roadway.
The Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Hazardous Devices Team responded to investigate the devices, which were determined to be benign household items that were intentionally made to look destructive, Miller said.
The man was taken to a hospital, where he is expected to survive.
Further information about the man and his medical condition was not released.
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