SVPD Press Release: Explosive Device Detonated as Precaution

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January 24th, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: Man with a gun / Incendiary Device

LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: Whispering Pines Dr. Scotts Valley

CONTACT: Det. Sgt. Justin Milroy SYNOPSIS:

1 Civic Center Drive Scotts Valley, CA 95066 (831) 440-5670

PRESS RELEASE # 15-004

On 1/23/15 at approximately 1410 hours, Officers from this department responded to a man with a gun call. After the situation was defused and the subject was taken into custody, Officers located items possibly related to an incendiary device in the subject’s residence. Members of the Santa Cruz County Bomb Team responded and took custody of the items which were later detonated in the old Skypark Airfield as a precaution.

A loud explosion may have been heard by residents in the area as a result.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

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