OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A man has died after exploding a pipe bomb inside an Oakland health clinic Tuesday evening.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a report of an explosion at the San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center, located at 1030 International Blvd. just before 6:30 p.m.

Witnesses told Oakland police that a man in a wheelchair entered the lobby of the clinic armed with what appeared to be a pipe bomb. He then detonated the bomb, taking his own life.

Oakland police said no other injuries were reported and that the man’s death is being investigated as a suicide.


The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad assisted the Oakland Police Department as they searched the area for an other explosive devices.

By Hannah Albarazi – Follow her on Twitter: @hannahalbarazi.

Comments (30)
  1. ZumaMom says:

    Oakland is a strange place.

  2. Jeff says:

    Gee.. suicide… bombing… how about releasing his name and ethnicity?

  3. He could have picked a better place for his departure. Such as the middle of an open field, or an empty parking lot at night. There’s no need to risk hurting others or demolishing a clinic.

  4. CharlesSolomon says:

    Gosh!??!?!…Who WAS that NutJob!?!???????

  5. Suspect’s name/motivation? He’s dead so there is no presumption of innocence issues releasing that info. Hello, media do you job!