Man Jailed for Allegedly Leaving a Bomb at His Former Workplace

Man Jailed for Allegedly Leaving a Bomb at His Former Workplace

ANTIOCH — An evidently disgruntled man was jailed on suspicion of leaving a homemade bomb at his former place of employment. The device was safely removed by a bomb squad and no injuries were reported.

The incident occurred on July 20 shortly before 6 p.m., at a business on the 1000 block of Apollo Court. The business is situated a short distance away from the Antioch Youth Sports Complex park.

A caller reported that a man recently fired from his job left a possible explosive device in front of a business. Responding Antioch officers used an aerial drone to inspect the device and determined it looked real.

Employees were evacuated. The suspect identified as Timothy Harrington, 49 of Pittsburg, was detained, as he was attempting to drive away. Harrington was subsequently arrested without further incident.

Assistance was requested from the Walnut Creek Police bomb squad, and a BART Police K-9 unit also responded. The device turned out to be a live bomb, which resulted in major traffic delays while it was being deactivated.

Harrington was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, on suspicion of possession of an explosive device. Harrington was also arrested for violation of probation for a prior felony conviction. He remains in custody ineligible for release on bond.

A search was conducted at Harrington’s residence. According to Antioch PD it turned up materials related to manufacturing of explosive devices.

Man Jailed for Allegedly Leaving a Bomb at His Former Workplace was last modified: July 28th, 2020 by admin
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