Bomb squad detonates explosives near SFO

November 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The San Francisco bomb squad blocked off a sunset district neighborhood overnight, after explosives were discovered in a garage.

Police were called out to a house on Pacheco Street near 20th Avenue late Thursday night, after a woman sorting through her late husband's belongings found two World War II era grenades and a mortar.

Police told residents on the block to shelter in place while a robot gathered the explosives and placed them into a bomb squad vehicle.

A police convoy escorted the items to a remote area near the airport where they were safely detonated. That blast happened around 2:00 am and could be heard for miles. Nobody was hurt.


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