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K9 SWAT Deployment

Bakersfield Debrief

By Brad Smith

On December 5, 2015, at 1635 hours, the Bakersfield (CA) Police Department SWAT team responded to an incident in which a female victim reported her boyfriend had assaulted her, made criminal threats against her life and wanted to blow her up with a bomb. He texted her a picture showing what appeared to be an improvised explosive device (IED) strapped to his chest. The suspect sent an additional text to the victim stating he was going to blow up her house with her in it. Further, he was a parolee at large.

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