CALAVERAS COUNTY (CBS13) — The Calaveras County Bomb Squad was called out to the rural area of Campo Seco last month for reports of a possible pipe bomb.
An East Bay Municipal District Employee found the possible explosive device that appeared to have malfunctioned near a portable toilet in the 2000 block of Campo Seco Road on Jan. 23.READ MORE: Man Found Clinging Under Tower Bridge Piling Rescued
Deputies and the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit investigated the scene and found a homemade “improvised explosive device” that appeared to be made of an air tank commonly used in paintball.
Officials say the device was about 9 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. It was filled with gun powder and had a fuse in the neck.READ MORE: Disguised On DoorDash? Several Chain Restaurants Marketing Food Under Different Names
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They say the device failed to detonate as designed. It was eventually rendered safe by the bomb squad.MORE NEWS: Turkey Shatters Window, Breaks Into Fair Oaks Dentist's Office During Patient Appointments
The investigation into this device is still ongoing. No suspects have been announced. Deputies say the device could have caused serious injury.