On the opposite side of the United States, the Los Angeles Police Department use what's known as the BatCat (Bomb Assessment Tactical Counter Assault Tool), a large, remotely operated tele-handler, in similar situations. The BatCat is equipped with cameras and sensors to for navigation as well as a telescopic, claw-like implement that is capable of tearing down walls and lifting entire vehicles.
The BatCat has been instrumental in several situation, including a bomb threat last December
on an empty police cruiser parked in an area to deter crime. The threat turned out to be a hoax, but had there been any explosives, LAPD robotics would have been in position to safely extract and diffuse the device.