Bomb Hidden In Vacaville Newspaper Explodes, 1 Hurt

VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — A Vacaville man was airlifted to a hospital Sunday after explosives that were hidden in his morning paper exploded, a police spokesman said.

About 10:20 a.m., Vacaville police received a report of an explosion at Cashel Circle, police spokesman Mark Mazzaferro said.

When officers arrived, they discovered that when a man went out to get his newspaper it exploded.

His condition was not known.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

The explosion happened in a cul-de-sac where there are about 15 homes. The residents were taken to a community center.

Travis Air Force Base personnel and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in, as were Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives personnel and the California Highway Patrol’s bomb squad.

At 1:30 p.m., no other devices had been found, but they were continuing to search the area, Mazzaferro said.

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  • Jeff Stone

    Bombs exploding in Vacaville, a town named cows…in other words, a cow town…Everytime I ask myself, can it get worse? And everytime I ask, something crazier happens. Has everyone literally just gone mad?

  • catherine

    What’s the reason why people do things to hurt others?

  • Biker

    He should of tipped his paperboy.

    Seriously, I hope he wasn’t hurt very bad.

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