The Rocklin Police Department reports that an explosive device found this morning in a parking lot has been safely removed by bomb technicians.
Police received a call this morning from an individual who reported seeing a device resembling a homemade pipe bomb in the parking lot behind the Bank of America and the Arco AM/PM gas station at Sunset Boulevard and Park Drive. Officers roped off an area a safe distance around the device until bomb technicians could respond. Residents in the area of the parking lot were asked to stay inside and away from windows that faced the lot.
Officers with the regional Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit neutralized the device at the site, then removed it for forensic examination at the crime lab, a Police Department news release states. Police are conducting a criminal investigation into the origin and placement of the device.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Rocklin Police Department at (916) 625-5400, or submit an anonymous tip via the department's website at www.rocklinpd.com or by texting the word ROCKLIN followed by the tip information to 847411 from a cell phone.