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Three pipe bombs are detonated in Pasadena

November 16, 2011 |  2:40 pm

Pipe bombs in Pasadena
The Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb squad Wednesday detonated three pipe bombs found inside an apartment building in the 200 block of South Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena.

The Pasadena Police Department discovered the explosives after a parolee who failed to yield ran into a unit in the complex, the Pasadena Sun reported.

"Officers went to the apartment to do a follow-up investigation on a pursuit that occurred last night," said Pasadena police Lt. Phlunte’ Riddle.

Because officers found methamphetamine on the suspect, they searched the apartment and found what appeared to be three pipe bombs. The last bomb was detonated about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Riddle said.

"The renter of the apartment has been arrested for manufacturing and possessing explosives," Riddle said.

No additional explosives were discovered after authorities conducted another sweep.

The names of the two suspects have not been released, Riddle said.

Three apartment buildings were evacuated about 9 a.m. after authorities discovered the pipe bombs, and residents were later allowed to return homes.


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Image: Map shows the approximate location where three pipe bombs were found in Pasadena.

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