Improvised explosive device found at Chowchilla gas station

CHOWCHILLA, Calif.

Chowchilla police were called to the Shell station on Chowchilla Boulevard near Kings Avenue on Friday for reports of a possible pipe bomb. They say a man put the device near the back of the store and left the scene.

Officers evacuated the area, and the Fresno County Sheriff's Department's Bomb Squad rendered the IED safe.

Detectives are following up on leads as the investigation continues. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Chowchilla Police Department at (559) 665-8600.

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