City receives armored vehicle at no cost

Special to the NEWS

(Photo courtesy of the City of San Benito) A $733,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protection Vehicle was received free of charge by the City of San Benito on Friday. The two-year-old, multi-use armored tank was delivered at no cost to the City for emergency rescue and police crime use.

(Photo courtesy of the City of San Benito)
A $733,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protection Vehicle was received free of charge by the City of San Benito on Friday. The two-year-old, multi-use armored tank was delivered at no cost to the City for emergency rescue and police crime use.

The City of San Benito received a $733,000 multi-use armored vehicle free of charge this week.

A reconditioned Mine Resistant Ambush Protection Vehicle (MRAP) was awarded to the City by a Sealy-based company that manufactures government vehicles, according to Assistant City Manager for Public Safety Art Rodriguez.

Totally refurbished, the 2012 unit will be assigned to the San Benito Police Department and its SWAT Team for use in natural disasters such as rescues during hurricanes and floods, as well as for major crime/hostage/barricade and suicide intervention incidents, SBPD Chief Martin Morales Jr. said.

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