BOTTLE BOMB HURLED AT TROLLEY EXPLODES IN LA MESA

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July 4, 2012 (La Mesa) –A bottle bomb thrown at a passing trolley at the Spring Street station (4250 Spring Street) exploded shortly before 8 p.m. last night.  There were no injuries and the trolley was not damaged. 

Police seek tips to identify the individual who committed this crime.

Police responded to the call at 7:59 p.m.  Responding officers located a deformed 16 ounce plastic bottle on the trolley platform.  According to police,it appears the bottle had been filled with unknown chemicals that caused the bottle to fill with gases and explode. 

After reviewing the surveillance video, it was determined that someone threw the bottle from a vacant lot west of the trolley station. The suspect(s) were not found and have not been identified.  At this time there is no additional suspect information.            

If you have any information on this case, please call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400. 

You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com).  You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case