COSTA MESA An explosive device was detonated by the Orange County Sheriff Department’s bomb squad Sunday, June 18, after it was found on the front lawn of a Costa Mesa home, police said.
Costa Mesa police officers were called to the 900 block of Darrell Street at around 6 p.m. after the homeowner discovered what appeared to be a firework-looking device wrapped in plastic with an exposed fuse, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Matt Selinske.
The bomb squad arrived and blew the device up inside a bomb-proof container, Selinske said.
The incident and the device remain under investigation by the bomb squad and detectives from the Costa Mesa Police Department.
Selinske said it was unknown how the device got on to the homeowner’s front yard and what it’s impact could have been.
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