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Pomona Police Department
Tuesday August 16th, 2022 :: 01:54 a.m. PDT


Pomona Patrol Officers Respond to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for a Pipe Bomb

Date:                Monday, August 15, 2022

Time:               9:04 PM

Location:          1798 N Garey Av., Pomona, CA
                        Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Unit:                 Pomona Police Department - Operations Division (Patrol)

  • 18710(a) PC – Possession of a destructive device or explosive


On Monday, August 15, 2022, at approximately 9:04 PM, Pomona Police Dispatch received a call from Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Security staff.  Security staff advised dispatch they located a PVC pipe with endcaps and a fuse on person who was brought into the hospital by ambulance from the City of West Covina.  Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center explosives detection K9 alerted on the object.  Pomona Police Officers arrived on scene and set up a perimeter and contacted L.A.S.D. Bomb Squad.

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center was not evacuated but as a precaution the main entrance to the emergency room was shut down and ambulances were rerouted to other local hospitals for approximately one hour. Orange Grove Av. Was shut down between Artesia St. and Tate Av.

The L.A.S.D. Bomb Squad responded to the location and rendered the device safe and took possession of the device.   

The Pomona Police Department are working with an allied agency to determine the identity of the suspect and their location.

The Pomona Police Department was able to determine that Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center was not the target of the device.  At this time, the Pomona Police Department does not believe there was a specific target and the suspect was only in possession of the device.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pomona Police Department at (909)620-2085.

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Written by:
Corporal Jason Conley
Pomona Police Department
Patrol Division, E Squad

Pomona Police Department
490 W Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766

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