SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco police detonated a bomb found in the city’s Sunset District Tuesday night. The explosion caused a fire that damaged a nearby business.
Around 6 p.m. police responded to a home in the 1400 block of 46th Avenue on reports of a suspicious device.
A police source told KPIX 5 that relatives of a man who recently died were going through his belongings when the device was discovered.
San Francisco Police spokesman Gordon Shyy said in a statement that the police bomb squad unit decided to detonate the device.
“They determined this was the safest way to secure the device,” Shyy said. “There are no more hazards and the scene is secure.”