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Police Discover Five Pipe Bombs in CA Self-Storage Unit


Police discovered several pipe bombs Tuesday in a self-storage unit in Pacheco, Calif., then shut down a nearby highway during the afternoon rush hour so the bomb squad could destroy the devices.

An informant led police to a self-storage unit at Affordable Storage. The woman renting the unit allowed police to search it, but denied knowing anything about the pipe bombs. Police found a backpack with four pipe bombs in the 10-by-15-foot unit, and a fifth bomb nearby.

Les Stevens, the self-storage manager, told police the woman rented the unit on Dec. 15 and signed the rental agreement, which prohibits storing weapons, drugs, alcohol and other items. Stevens said he had no reason to believe the woman was storing anything illegal.

Police arrested the unidentified woman along with two others who were with her. The unidentified man and woman, who said they were friends of the woman, were charged with possession of methamphetamine.


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