Police: Blast Outside Ca. Synagogue IntentionalBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 9, 2011 at 1:15 AM ET
. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blast first thought to be an industrial accident outside a synagogue and community center was caused by a homemade explosive device and police have identified a suspect, authorities said Friday.
Bomb technicians and detectives conducted thorough examinations of the hunk of concrete and large pipe that flew some 25 feet into the air after the Thursday explosion at Chabad House Lubavitch of Santa Monica on Thursday.
"The device appeared to have been deliberately constructed," Santa Monica police Sgt. Jay Trisler said in a statement.