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: Who Is Mark Lavea, Suspect Killed In San Andreas Hostage Situation?
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: Trap, Tag, Haze: New Efforts To Get Bears To Behave In Tahoe Area
Two similar devices were also found inside his car.MORE NEWS: Yuba City Neighborhood 'Traumatized' After High Speed Drivers Repeatedly Crash Into Homes
Despite the bomb squad response, the man was only charged with being under the influence of drugs.