Sacto 9-1-1
August 20, 2012
Laundromat worker in Woodland stops youth with explosive device

A worker at a Woodland Laundromat apparently interrupted the tossing of an explosive device into the business Sunday afternoon.

Woodland police said that when they arrived about 3 p.m. Sunday to the Wash House, near West and Main streets, officers were told by a maintenance worker that he witnessed a young person open the back door of the business and begin to toss a bottle into the business.

The youth was with other young people, he said. When the worker approached, the group started to flee.

The youth with the bottle dropped the container. When the worker tried to detain the young people, the bottle exploded just outside the Laundromat.

The explosion did not cause any damage or injuries, police said.

The incident is still under investigation. Police did not release any information on the nature of the explosive device.

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