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Published on May 25, 2024
Rohnert Park Man Charged with Possession of Deadly Homemade Explosive DeviceSource: City of Rohnert Park Police & Fire

A Rohnert Park man was arrested last month after police found an improvised explosive device during a welfare check, city officials said.

The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety received a call to check on the welfare of Eduardo Hernandez on April 21. What they found in his home was alarming — an apparent homemade bomb, complete with metal shrapnel pieces, poised to intensify its deadly impact had authorities not intervened.

According to the City of Rohnert Park Police & Fire's official Facebook page, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department's bomb squad was summoned to the scene. The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Team confirmed the device's lethal potential before deftly disarming and disposing of it safely.

Following the removal of the device, Hernandez found himself in handcuffs, facing serious charges, including committing a felony while out on bail, violating probation, and possessing an incendiary device. This isn't his first brush with the law, though details of his prior encounters weren't immediately available.

Rohnert Park officials urge the public always to call 911 to report in-progress emergencies or suspicious activities. For media inquiries regarding this incident, contact Deputy Chief Aaron Johnson at [email protected] or 707-584-2600.