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Police investigate homemade bombs

Submitted by on 1, February 2, 2009 – 6:05 pmNo Comment

Police are investigating a homemade bomb left on an East End street Saturday night and two loud explosions on Bay Farm Island, the Journal’s Peter Hegarty is reporting.

Hegarty reports that a bomb went off on the 2900 block of Adams Street and was reported to police around 11:45 p.m. Saturday night, and that another suspicious device was found on Bay Farm Island the same day. Two loud explosions were reported Friday night on Bay Farm Island, onMecartney Drive near Island Drive.

Alameda Police spokesman Lt. Bill Scott did not return a call seeking comment. But participants in the Alameda Parents Network Yahoo group who said they spoke with police said they were told that several “pipe bombs” had been placed around Alameda in the past few days, while another member said they heard an “extremely loud” bang near the intersection of Mound and Adams at 11:30 p.m.

Scott told the Journal that the device found on Adams Street was a 5-inch-long cardboard box that had been wrapped with electrical tape, and possibly filled with gunpowder.

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