Bomb squad detonates explosives aimed at local Muslims

Bay City News
Monday, December 21, 2015

RICHMOND, Calif. -- A bomb squad detonated a possible explosive at a home on McBryde Avenue in Richmond Sunday evening.

Police said no one was injured.

Residents were evacuated for a short time at about 2 p.m. in and around the area where the possible explosive was found, which was in a home of a person suspected of building the device, according to police.

Officers received a report Thursday of a person who expressed interest in harming Muslims and who may have an explosive at his home, according to police.

Detectives arrested the person Sunday morning, police said.

Detectives and a SWAT team found the possible explosive when they served a search warrant to search the person's home, according to police.

ABC7 News contributed to this story.