Sheriff's Deputies Investigate Suspicious Device Outside Casino
COACHELLA - A parking lot outside Augustine Casino was closed off to the public for several hours Thursday as Sheriff's deputies investigated a report of suspicious device found there.
A Riversity County Sheriff's Department spokesman tells KMIR6 that the report came in some time before 11am. The parking lot was evacuated for precaution as members of the Sheriff's Hazardous Device Team investigated with detonating robots.
It was determined shortly after 2 p.m. that the device was an empty suitcase and there was no threat to the casino or surrounding area.