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Man detained after explosive device is set off at Tustin home

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A man suspected of setting off an explosive device at a Tustin condo was detained by authorities Wednesday morning.
(Los Angeles Times)

Authorities have detained a man suspected of setting off an explosion at a Tustin home Wednesday morning.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was sent to the 12700 block of Newport Avenue after reports of a loud explosion just before 9 a.m., spokeswoman Carrie Braun said. Four condominiums in the area were evacuated.

Officials found evidence that an explosive device had been set off, damaging a small area in the backyard of one of the condominiums, Braun said.

Authorities think there may be another explosive device but are waiting for a search warrant before entering the home and continuing their investigation.

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No injuries were reported in the incident.

alejandra.reyesvelarde@latimes.com

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Twitter: @r_valejandra


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