Bomb squad detonates suspicious device at apartments

CHICO, Calif. - The bomb squad responded to a report of a suspicious device at a Chico apartment complex Thursday morning.

Chico Fire and the bomb squad blocked off Lassen Villa Apartments at 1080 East Lassen Avenue.  The complex is on the city's north side near Burnap Avenue.

According to Chico Fire Department, a landscaper found what looked like a pipe bomb and reported it to authorities.  Firefighters taped off the area to keep people away from the scene.

The bomb squad detonated the device just after noon.  The squad will then try to determine if the device contained explosives.

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