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Danville police looking for witness in Sunday explosion

Explosion in Smart & Final parking lot confirmed to have originated from a 'pipe bomb'

Danville police are looking for one particular witness who may have information regarding Sunday night’s parking lot explosion at the Smart & Final supermarket on Diablo Road.

Police have confirmed that the explosion, which happened around 7:12 p.m., originated from a "pipe bomb."

Chief Allan Shields described the sought-after witness as a white male, somewhere between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, around 240 to 250 pounds, clean-shaven and was last seen driving a white sedan. The vehicle could be a Jaguar X-type car.

While no injuries were reported, two cars were damaged in the small explosion. Police continue to investigate the cause of the explosion and are searching for any potential suspects associated with the bomb.

Anyone with information on this incident or who may know the aforementioned potential witness is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Ron Hoekwater at 314-3703 or rhoekwater@danville.ca.gov.

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Posted by Q's
a resident of Danville
on Jun 5, 2018 at 7:04 am

I did not hear the explosion and I live on the street


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