Police find suspected explosives inside vehicle in Fairfield, California
PUBLISHED Fri, August 26, 2016 - 2:57am EDT
Police in California are working to render safe suspected explosive devices after a suspicious vehicle was stopped in the city of Fairfield, local officials say. The occupants of the vehicle have been taken into custody. (more)
The incident began on late Thursday evening when officers conducting security checks began investigating a suspicious vehicle in the 4300 block of Central Place, which is a commercial area just off Interstate 80.
Fairfield, which is the county sea of Solano County, is located about 39 miles (63 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.
"The occupants were arrested and the suspected devices were found," said Lieutenant Jausiah Jacobsen of the Fairfield Police Department. An area Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded to the scene to render the suspected explosive devices safe, which was ongoing by midnight.
As a precaution, the Fairfield Police Department sent out an advisory to area residents to alert them to the possibility of loud bangs as the bomb squad works to render the objects safe. There is no risk to residents who live in the area, Lt. Jacobsen said.
Other details were not immediately available, but Jacobsen said there was no known link to terrorism.
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