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Lafayette Police Investigate Homemade Bomb

Chemical bomb contained in plastic soda bottle found Sunday in Glenside Drive yard was rendered harmless; there were no injuries or explosions.

The Lafayette Police Department is investigating an incident involving a homemade chemical bomb that was found at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the front yard of a residence on the 3200 block of Glenside Drive in Lafayette.

Police responded to the location and saw the device, which was contained in a plastic soda bottle, according to a Lafayette police press release. The device was rendered safe by officers. It is unknown how long the device was in the front yard and who placed it there.

There were no injuries or property damage. Lafayette Police collected the homemade chemical bomb for further analysis.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 283-3680.

Jim G. February 21, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Lance - When I first read this story I wasn't sure if the photo was stock or specific to this incident. In future would it be possible to indicate whether a photo that accompanies a story is a generic stock photo or that the photo is specific to the story - including the source of the photo?
Lance Howland February 21, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Jim: I'd be happy to do that. This information was already on the photo. When you click on the photo, the caption and credit become visible. In this case, they say this: "Closeup of chemicals inside a plastic soda bottle bomb found in a Lafayette front yard." Credit Lafayette Police Department And thanks, Don, for some perspective on this.
LamorindaMan February 21, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Typical Lamorinda Parenting
Claire February 21, 2013 at 06:17 PM
What an obnoxious thing to say.
CJ February 21, 2013 at 06:29 PM
These devices are usually used to blow up mailboxes and trashcans. Just to keep the perspective on this. Drano/Muriatic acid is definitely not fun or harmless so yes if this is a prank gone wrong the perp should get some a proper punishment. Knowing when Patch uses a stock photo or not would be helpful as it is not uncommon to see them use stock and it leads to confusion.

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