Homemade Pipe Bomb Discovery Temporarily Shuts Fairfield Streets

FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) – A pipe bomb was found in a Fairfield home when a family member was cleaning the house Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Around 5 p.m. the family member picked up the homemade pipe bomb to put outside when he saw a passing Fairfield fire truck in the 300 block of Travis Boulevard. He waved down the truck, police said.

Firefighters requested police respond and the device was left outside the house, next to the sidewalk. Travis Boulevard was shut down in both directions and a CVS/pharmacy store across the street was evacuated, police said.

The Yolo County Bomb Squad responded and rendered the device safe. They also conducted a protective sweep of the house to make sure there were no other explosive devices, police said.

Family members told police they had found a similar device Monday while cleaning the house. A family member had unscrewed that device and emptied the contents into a trashcan.

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