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Two arrested after explosive device found in vehicle

Contra Costa County

Two arrested after explosive device found in vehicle

Pleasant Hill, California – Authorities quickly responded after an bomb device was discovered in a vehicle with two occupants in Pleasant Hill and shut down gas pumps at a neighboring service station Saturday.

After discovering the device in a vehicle at a Chevron station at 1705 Contra Costa Boulevard, officers on the graveyard shift arrested two individuals.

Pleasant Hill Police Department published a post on its Facebook page: “It’s not safe to drive around with a homemade explosive device in your car and it’s definitely not ideal to stop at a gas station.”

The device was rendered safe by the bomb squad from Walnut Creek, who responded to the scene.

“Making and possessing explosive devices is not safe,” police said in the Facebook post. “It puts the fabricator and the entire community at risk,” the Facebook page post of the police department read.

The suspects were charged with possession of destructive devices or explosives.

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