California was rocked by a bombing on Tuesday night when a man in a wheelchair detonated a pipe bomb inside the waiting room of an east Oakland health clinic on Tuesday night, killing himself in a suicide bombing. It is not known at this time whether this was meant to be an attack to kill others.
“At this time it doesn’t appear to be related to terrorism,” Oakland police Lt. Rachael Van Sloten said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Breitbart reported that the Oakland Police Department released the following statement about the bombing:
Witnesses reported that an adult male, who was in a wheelchair, entered the lobby of the clinic armed with what appeared to be a pipe bomb and detonated the bomb taking his own life. No other injuries were reported. The investigation reveals this is an isolated incident where an individual took his own life. OFD and emergency medical services responded to the scene. The Alameda County Sheriff’s bomb squad also responded.
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The man was reportedly alone in the lobby at the time and had been there for as long as an hour before he set off the bomb. The explosion occurred at 6:26 p.m. inside the San Antonio Neighborhood Health Clinic.
We will update you further as this story develops.