Man Arrested After Trying To Return Pipe Bomb At Gun Buyback

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES ( — A man was arrested during the city’s sixth gun buyback event over the weekend after showing up at a drop-off location with a homemade pipe bomb.

KNX1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports that the man wanted to turn in the explosive.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said the man “told the officers in the line that he had spoken to God that day, and God no longer wanted him to use that bomb to blow up the Hollywood sign, now he wanted him to turn it in.”

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“This is not a pipe bomb buyback; this is a gun buyback,” Beck said. “Pipe bombs are illegal to possess, illegal to manufacture.”

Police said they were able to safely detonate the device.

According to officials, close to 1,200 firearms were turned in…

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