TRACY (CBS13) – A man who sparked a bomb scare at a Tracy gas station on Monday night has been released from jail.
Deputies say a man dialed 9-1-1 to say he was inside the Valero gas station on south Schulte Road and that he was holding a pipe bomb.READ MORE: Amber Alert: Children Abducted By Father In Riverside County, Possibly Near Modesto
The area was evacuated by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office and the sheriff’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal team was brought it. But it turns out the device was actually just an airbag inflator.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Say Thieves Target Women Along Stockton Boulevard In Broad Daylight
Two similar devices were also found inside his car.MORE NEWS: 2 Now-Former Stockton Police Officers Charged In Beating During Arrest Of Teen
Despite the bomb squad response, the man was only charged with being under the influence of drugs.