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Smoke Bomb Forces Evacuation of 1,200

A smoke bomb forced the evacuation of about 1,200 people attending a Good Friday service at the Crystal Cathedral, only a day after another smoke bomb went off during a live religious broadcast at a Tustin studio.

Police said a man in his late 30s or early 40s walked into the Crystal Cathedral about 12:30 p.m. Friday and attached a white satchel to the back of a seat in the rear of the auditorium and walked away. A security guard noticed the bomb and took it outside, where it exploded. The man who left the bomb escaped. Nobody was injured.


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