RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Bomb squad crews safely detonated a possible explosive device at the house of a San Francisco Bay Area man and arrested him in connection with threats against Muslim people, a newspaper reported.
Officers in Richmond received a tip that a man had said he wanted to harm Muslim community members, the Contra Costa Times reported (http://bayareane.ws/1QULTXq) Sunday.
Detectives said they learned the man might have made an explosive device at his home.
Authorities evacuated nearby residents Sunday before serving a search warrant at the man’s house and destroying the possible device. No one was injured.
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Police said the man was arrested without in incident. His name and age were not released. No further details were released.
Information from: Contra Costa Times, http://www.contracostatimes.com