Suspicious device detonated in Redding
Updated On: Apr 02 2014 02:14:59 AM CDT
Shasta CountyThe Shasta County Bomb Squad detonated a suspicious device Tuesday night.
Sgt. Mike Wood of the Redding Police Department tells KRCR News Channel 7 that a Redding man picked up the device outside a Corning business Tuesday afternoon.
By evening, the man thought the device to be a pipe bomb, according to Sgt. Wood. The bomb squad was called out to the 3000 block of Cockerill Drive to inspect the device at around 8:18 p.m.
They detonated the object and found it was not a bomb. Instead, it was a metal pipe with metal caps inside and a boat registration.
The bomb squad was still on scene until 11:40 p.m. Investigators are working to find out what motivated the man to pick up the device.
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