Days after the horrifying terrorist attacks in Belgium, a bomb exploded near Disneyland in California on Easter Sunday.
According to Daily Mail, the pipe bomb detonated in an alley near the theme park around 1:50 pm. Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt told the OC Register that investigators believe the bomb was made of a metal material and was set on the ground at the base of a light pole against a concrete wall. It went off against a concrete wall that separates a residential building from an office building.
The explosion was so loud that residents thought something had fallen from the sky, and the bomb detonated with such force that “one of the end caps blew a clean hole, almost as if a saw had cut it through a wooden fence about 40 feet south of the pole.”
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported, but police evacuated all homes in the area for a few hours. Investigators say they are lucky that nobody was hurt.
“It’s serious – especially on Easter Sunday with people gathering,” Wyatt said of the bombing. “It’s very fortunate that there wasn’t someone in the alley that was injured.”
Police are currently trying to figure out who placed the bomb. We will update you further as this story develops.