Martinez police reported that a resident living in the 2300 block of Wayne Street called to alert them of a pipe bomb on his property at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said the citizen moved the device to the street and called police. Members of the Walnut Creek Police Department Bomb Squad responded , determined the device was “active” and rendered it safe through a controlled detonation conducted at the scene.
Black powder found in the area was also rendered safe, according to police.
The 2300 block of Wayne Street is residential and the immediate area was evacuated. No injuries or property damaged when the device was rendered safe. No suspects and its unknown how long the device was on the property. Officers cleared the scene at 1:50 p.m.
I need a robot. Maybe a drone. Something to fill the long hours in line at Safeway in Moraga.
Pressure cookers, Pipe bombs. What next?
Yes, the EOD folks have been getting a workout lately. Preferring not to think about the possible progression of explosive devices…