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A chemical-filled water bottle -- a possible chemical bomb -- was disabled by a hazardous-materials crew and removed from a driveway in Rancho Murieta South late Thursday.

Security Chief Greg Remson gave this version of events on Friday:

Around 11 p.m., a suspicious-persons call was received from a home on Abierto Drive.  When Security responded, the subjects were gone, but officers found a water bottle with a strong chemical smell.

Sac Metro Fire was notified and firefighters responded.  They called in a haz-mat crew, and deputies also responded.

“The haz-mat team neutralized the chemical in the bottle,” Remson wrote in an e-mail. “It was thought to be a type of chemical bomb made out of chlorine tablets and water.”

Remson said Security and neighbors provided the deputies with information on possible suspects.

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