Friday, July 19, 2024

Explosive Found in Lakeport Parking Lot Consisted of Cardboard Tube Filled with Powder, Shrapnel, and Fuse


The following is a Nixle Alert issued by the Lakeport Police Department:

The improvised explosive device was found yesterday in Lakeport [Image provided by the Lakeport Police Department]

At around 6:15 PM yesterday Lakeport Police Officers and Lakeport Fire Protection District Firefighters were dispatched to Grocery Outlet regarding the report of an improvised explosive device that had been located in the parking lot of the Grocery Outlet.  Further investigation determined that a customer located the device under their vehicle in the parking lot.  Circumstances of when and how the device was placed are currently under investigation. 

A Lakeport Police Sergeant trained in explosive recognition determined that the device was constructed with a cardboard tube and contained powder, shrapnel and a fuse.  He further determined that the device would not explode on its own and could be safely packaged for transport to a remote area where we could render it safe. 

Officers transported the device to the City of Lakeport Municipal Sewer District Property west of the city and took measures to render it safe and further examine for evidence purposes. 

The investigation is currently ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact us at 707-263-5491, by email at info@lakeportpolice.org or by sending us an anonymous message by testing the words TIP LAKEPORT followed by the message to the number 888777 To protect the integrity of the investigation not further details will be released at this time. 

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