2 homemade explosive devices found after blast in Fullerton injures 1, police say – Los Angeles Times

2 homemade explosive devices found after blast in Fullerton injures 1, police say - Los Angeles Times

Fullerton IED explosion: Transient seriously injured in incident outside Dennys restaurant; bomb squad on scene

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A 59-year-old man had serious injuries to his face and hands after an explosion Friday morning, May 10, outside a Dennys in Fullerton.

The blast was reported about 8:50 a.m. initially as a possible transformer explosion, said Fullerton police Lt. Jon Radus.

Officers arrived to the restaurant, on South Harbor Boulevard and Hill Avenue, and found the man with serious injuries to his hands, face and throat. He was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive, police said.

Investigators soon determined the explosion was not related to anything electrical, Radus said. The Orange County Sheriffs Department Bomb Squad was called to the scene.

Investigators believe the explosive came from a device that the injured man brought to the area. A second explosive device was discovered by the bomb squad, and was rendered safe, Radus said.

The restaurant and neighboring businesses were evacuated and the roads near the area were closed to traffic as police went over the scene. The area was re-opened shortly after noon.


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