California: Explosive Device Found During Traffic Stop

TRIPwire, 3 August 2022

On 1 August 2022, at approximately 2050 hours local time, the Escondido Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Felicita Avenue and discovered a small explosive device under the driver’s seat during a search of the car. A local bomb squad responded to the scene and rendered the device safe, describing it as capable of releasing fragmentation. No additional device details have been released. The 35-year-old female driver was arrested and charged with possession of an explosive device in public and transportation/selling of a controlled substance.