California: Pipe Bomb Discovered During Traffic Stop

Submitted by Mahtab7 on Wed, 11/23/2022 - 13:30
TRIPwire, 23 November 2022 On 21 November 2022, at approximately 2230 hours local time, Paradise Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop at Clark Road and Elliott Road and discovered a pipe bomb, a 12-gauge flare pistol with a 12-gauge shotgun shell, a large machete, multiple knives, and drug paraphernalia following a search of the suspect’s backpack. No further device details have been released. Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad technicians responded to assist and rendered the device safe. The 52-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of an explosive device and possession of a firearm, among other charges.