A “suspicious item” found this morning outside the IRS building in Palm Springs, triggering a bomb squad response, turned out to be an energy drink can with a note attached.
Authorities said, “we found the can that was there actually contained urine and there was a note attached to it. Somebody that appears to possibly have mental issues related to it had asked to have their urine tested because their family member had worked at a local IRS building. There are no other details and there were no threats to the public.”
Palm Springs police and a sheriff’s department hazardous device team responded after the item was found in front of the IRS building at 556 S. Paseo Dorotea about 9 a.m. Police reported just before 12:30 p.m. that the all-clear had been given and there was no threat to the building or the general public.
The IRS extended the tax filing deadline one day — to Wednesday — after the federal agency’s online payment site crashed on Tuesday.