At 8:50am, on May 10 Fullerton Police responded to 1100 S. Harbor at the side of Denny’s Restaurant regarding an explosion which, according to the caller, was possibly a transformer blowing up. That turned out not to be the case.
Upon arrival police found a 59-year-old man in the street suffering serious injuries to his face and hands, including loss of fingers. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. No one else was injured and no structures were damaged.
Area businesses were evacuated and the OC Bomb Squad was called to the scene and found two IED’s (improvised explosive devices) – one of which had caused the explosion.
Police believe the man was nearby or had been holding one of the explosive devices which were described as about the size of a golf ball with black powder and a fuse.
Harbor Blvd. was shut down for several hours until about noon in both directions from E. Orangethorpe to W. Southgate Ave.
When the man (whose identity has not been revealed) is released from the hospital he may face charges according to police. Based on the possessions found nearby, police believe the man was homeless.
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