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Deputy hospitalized after opening suspicious package at Santa Ana courthouse; three others injured

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An Orange County sheriff’s deputy was taken to a hospital after opening a suspicious package at a Santa Ana courthouse.
(Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

An Orange County sheriff’s deputy was taken to a hospital Thursday after opening a suspicious package at a Santa Ana courthouse, authorities said.

Three other people were injured in the incident, which occurred about 2:30 p.m. in a third-floor courtroom of the Central Justice Center, the Sheriff’s Department said. Details of their injuries were not clear, though authorities said the injuries were not life-threatening.

Authorities did not order evacuations and said there was no explosion.

It’s unclear how the package arrived at the courthouse or what was inside. Hazmat crews with the Orange County Fire Authority and the sheriff’s bomb squad were investigating the incident.

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This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

Twitter: @AleneTchek


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