Man in wheelchair detonates pipe bomb in Oakland clinic, killing himself

A man in a wheelchair killed himself Tuesday after detonating a pipe bomb inside a health clinic in Oakland, police said.

The deadly incident was reported about 6:26 p.m. at the San Antonio Health Center in the 1000 block of International Boulevard, according to the Oakland Police Department.

Witnesses told police the adult man entered the lobby of the clinic and appeared to be armed with what looked like a pipe bomb.

He then detonated the explosive and took his own life, police said.

No other injuries were reported.  

“The investigation reveals this is an isolated incident where an individual took his own life,” the department said in a statement.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said its bomb squad assisted police to ensure the area was “safe and secure.”

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