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Faux Bomb Detonated Outside Pomona Courthouse

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Authorities yesterday detonated what they believed to be a bomb outside the Pomona courthouse, reports City News Service. After blowing it up, they realized it was a hoax device.

Police responded to a call about the device at about 2:30 p.m., and the courthouse and city hall were evacuated. The area was also closed to pedestrian traffic.

Two explosives were used to detonate the device.

According to Lieutenant Ron McDonald of the Pomona Police Department, since the bomb squad realized it was a hoax, no further investigation will take place.

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This is the most recent faux bomb in the past few days. Yesterday, a bomb threat was called in to Cal State LA, and after closing down the campus, no device was found. Also yesterday, a man walked into Hooters and jokingly claimed that he had a bomb in his lunch pail.

He was arrested.