Bomb Squad Investigates Explosion at Hardware Store

No injuries were reported after the explosion at an Orchard Supply Hardware store

By Jonathan Lloyd and Hetty Chang
|  Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013  |  Updated 12:04 PM PDT
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An evacuation was ordered after a loud explosion at a hardware store Wednesday morning in Santa Ana.

Bomb squad invetigators found what "appeared to be remnants of an exploded pipe bomb" near the exit doors at Orchard Supply Hardware in the 1900 block of East 17th Street. The explosion was later determined to be caused by a battery device.

More details regarding the device were not immediately available, but police said the battery might have fallen off a store shelf..

Witnesses told police that they heard an explosion near the exit. A customer exiting the building heard what Santa Ana police described as metal "clank" and hissing sound before "loud boom" after the doors opened.

"He hears hissing, then boom, then smoke," said Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna

No injuries were reported.

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