Suspicious packages at Carson DMV harmless

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Updated: 5/07/2013 6:38 pm
UPDATE - 6:35PM - There were two packages at the Carson City DMV. Authorities say one package was a garbage bag of grocery bags. The other was a garbage bag full of notebooks.

It is unknown if Self will be facing any charges. Carson City Sheriff's Office says the man rode his bike from Tahoe and is homeless. His home (motor home) was towed away and he came today to get it back.

CCSO says the employee he was supposed to talk to wasn't there, so he got angry and left belongings behind. Deputies say he caused a scene.

A firefighter on scene for a different call noticed the trash bag and thought there was an electrical smell coming from it, which prompted the response.



UPDATE - 4:54PM - Douglas County Bomb Squad is on the scene with a robot x-raying one of the packages. The contents are unknown at this time.




UPDATE - 4:51PM - The person of interest in this case is Charles Leigh Self from Silver City. He was arrested on the active warrant.








(News 4 Reporter Samantha Boatman)
(News 4 Reporter Samantha Boatman)
UPDATE - 4:41PM - Barb Stapleton from Nevada Highway Patrol says the man’s warrant was failure to keep insurance on vehicle.

The man fled from the DMV on foot and was found and questioned while on foot.




UPDATE - 4:23PM - David Fierro with the DMV tells News 4 that all DMV employees have been sent home. The bomb squad is expected to arrive there at 4:30.



UPDATE: Carson City Sheriff Furlong tells News 4 the man who is allegedly responsible for dropping the packages at the DMV has been detained. He was caught at Carson Street and Stewart Street.

The man has warrants from NHP and will likely be taken into custody.

He was detained without incident.



CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says possibly two suspicious packages have been found at the Carson DMV.

Furlong says a man dropped off the two packages and fled.  A Spokesman for the Department of Motor Vehicles tells News 4 there was an odd odor coming from one of the packages.

The DMV has been evacuated. The package was dropped off around 3:45 this afternoon.

The Bomb Disposal Unit from Gardnerville is on scene.
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