Pipe Bomb At Jack In The Box
Posted by Robert Meyers on Dec 12, 2012 - 12:47:30 PM
self-service news stand outside of a Jack n’ the Box on the corner of Overland
Ave and Venice Boulevard was destroyed by an improvised explosive device early
Wednesday morning at approximately 6:30 a.m.
News Racks out side the Jack n' the Box on the 10700 block of Venice Blvd. destroyed by pipe bomb (Credit: Robert L. Meyers, Canyon News)
Jack n’ the Box
employee Leonel Mateo was just clocking into his morning shift at the popular
fast food restaurant when the device exploded. He spoke to Canyon
News about the incident.
“It sounded like a
loud explosion,” said Mateo, “the first thing I thought was maybe a car
exploded, the first thing I did was look into the street and I saw smoke coming
out of the newspaper stand. I was puzzled; how would that blow up?”
the device as a ceramic pipe bomb and are currently investigating who may have
placed the device and whether it was meant to target someone in
Damage caused by the
blast was limited to the news rack. There were no reported injuries.
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