Man tosses explosive device into crowded Southern California restaurant

February 3, 2017

Panic erupted at a Southern California Cheesecake Factory on Thursday night after a man tossed in improvised explosive device, police said.

Pasadena police said the suspect was still at large.

Police Lt. Art Chute said the incident took place at around 6 p.m. He described the explosive as a “homemade pyrotechnic device.”

The restaurant was crowded with patrons settling down for dinner when a man opened the front doors and tossed the device. The device exploded, but no one was injured and there wasn’t any significant damage.



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