Newspaper Bomb Injures Northern California Man

Kimberly Reilly

In San Francisco, there is an investigation going on into a bomb that was inside a newspaper issue that exploded when an innocent man picked it up in his driveway to read the most recent news stories. Minutes later, the unidentified victim was rushed to the hospital by an ambulance, showing wounds all over his body from the terrifying incident.

“The man’s injuries were described as ‘non-fatal,’ but the blast touched off a security scare that lasted several hours,” explains Peter Bohan, a local reporter. On that same day, police ordered everyone from forty to fifty nearby homes to stay away from harm by remaining in the safety of their own homes until further notice.

Attempting to make sure that this does not happen again, the officers are calling in the FBI, Tobacco and Firearms, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, the Travis Air Force Base Bomb squad, and the California Highway Patrol. Police also had bomb-sniffing dogs escorted to the scene along with bomb detection equipment to be used to search the area for more explosives or dangerous weapons. However, none were found, and the investigation still remains open.

Residents are also taking precaution when opening any packages or checking their mail. Residents on the street were finally able to return to their own homes by 4:00 p.m., five hours after the bomb went off.

Police have labeled this as an “isolated incident” for now, until it is determined if the California man was just a random victim or if he was the primary target from the beginning.