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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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