Crudely made explosive device found in Azusa mobile home park

AZUSA — A sheriff’s bomb squad investigated a “crudely constructed and non-functioning” explosive device found Sunday in a vacant mobile home, police said.
The manager of a mobile home park in the 700 block of North Loren Avenue was cleaning a vacant unit about 4 p.m. when she discovered the device, Azusa police Lt. Mike Bertelsen said.
The device resembled “two aerosol canisters taped together, with some lighters and fireworks attached to the top of canisters,” the lieutenant said.
Police evacuated the mobile home park and called in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad, the lieutenant said.
Bomb squad officials determined, “the device was crudely constructed and non-functioning,” he added. “They disassembled the device rendered it safe.”
Residents of the mobile home park were allowed to return to their homes about 6 p.m., police said.
Police continued to investigate who was responsible for leaving the the device in the mobile home, which had been vacant for at least two months.

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