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Homemade Bomb Explodes At Pasadena Cheesecake Factory

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An unidentified man threw a homemade bomb Thursday into a Cheesecake Factory along Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena. The incident happened a little after 6:00 p.m. No one was hurt in the explosion.

“Officers immediately entered the restaurant and evacuated customers and employees and located a detonated homemade pyrotechnic device,” said a statement by the Pasadena Police Department, according to the Pasadena Star News. “The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bomb squad responded to the scene and rendered the device safe. ...Pasadena Police detectives are currently handling the investigation and out of an abundance of caution the federal authorities have been notified."

The suspect is described as being six-feet tall, and having a thin build and a large beard.

LAist reached out to the Pasadena Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff departments, but no one was immediately available for comment.

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"This evening an incendiary device exploded within our Pasadena restaurant," a statement from The Cheesecake Factory reads, notes Reuters. "Thankfully, none of our guests or staff was injured. Law enforcement is actively investigating the incident and we hope to reopen in Pasadena on Friday, as usual."