Two young men were arrested today after a small homemade bomb exploded and heavily damaged a student’s car that was unoccupied and parked near the Cal State Northridge campus.
There were no injuries. Police refused to release the identities of the 20-year-old owner of the car or the suspects, who are 21 and 20 years old and were arrested on suspicion of possession of an explosive device.
The explosive device, which had been placed on the rear window of a Mustang in a student housing parking lot in the 9500 block of Zelzah Avenue, exploded about 12:30 a.m. today, police said. The blast blew out the windows, tore a hole in the trunk and roof and partially burned the back of the car.
Detective Patrick Metoyer of LAPD’s criminal conspiracy unit said the motivation for the car bombing was a dispute between the girlfriend of one of the suspects and the owner of the car. He declined to elaborate further.