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Bomb Hidden In Vacaville Newspaper Explodes, 1 Hurt

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A Solano County Sheriff arrives at the scene of a pipe bomb explosion in Vacaville Sunday.

A Solano County Sheriff arrives at the scene of a pipe bomb explosion in Vacaville Sunday.

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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