olice discovered two explosive devices inside of a bag near downtown Long Beach on Monday, officials with the department said.
They first received a report from a man who found suspicious garbage bags near some bushes in a wooded area off of SW Third Street, a couple blocks from Pacific Way. He thought they were lost property, so he took it to the police station, where it was confirmed the items inside were two homemade jar explosives and a nail gun.
Deputy Chief Casey Meling says there's possible rat poison inside the two mason jars and some shrapnel. Daniel Hohl works at Castaways Seafood Grille across the street from the police station. He was cooking Monday night when he saw police surround the garbage bags outside.