Suspect arrested amid recent series of suspected pipe bomb explosions

A Sacramento man has been arrested on suspicion of building and detonated a pipe bomb on 32nd Street over the weekend, according to police.

On the night of Sunday, January 23, police had responded to a report of a possible explosion on the 4000 block of 34th Street. Responding officers reportedly located an unoccupied and significantly damaged vehicle; damage which appeared to be the result of a pipe bomb having detonated inside. Evidence collected at the scene corroborated officers’ believe that the explosion had been caused by a homemade device.

On the early evening of Friday, January 28, patrol officers responded to another possible explosion in the area of 20th Avenue and 32nd Street. Again, officers found an unoccupied vehicle that had been severely damaged in the same manner as the previous incident, again suspected to be the result of a homemade bomb.

Then, around midday on Saturday, January 29th, officers conducting follow-up investigation on 32nd Street reportedly found two active pipe bombs, as well as evidence that someone had detonated yet another bomb in the area of 19th and 32nd. This time, officers identified the primary suspect as 23-year-old Cody Wiggs.

Wiggs was taken into custody on felony charges related to the incident, and remains in custody at the Sacramento County Jail. It is unclear if Wiggs is suspected in the previous incidents, but the investigation remains active.

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