VACAVILLE, Ca.- State and federal authorities are investigating an explosion that left an elderly Northern California man seriously wounded after police say a Sunday newspaper blew up when he retrieved it.
Investigators evacuated the Vacaville neighborhood for hours after the blast as they collected evidence and searched for other possible devices. They found none, but neighbors remain on edge.
The victim, a man in his 80s whom police would not identify, was being treated Monday at a Sacramento hospital with injuries to one hand, arm and side. His injuries were considered serious but not life-threatening.
Police say the blast was an "isolated incident."
Assisting Vacaville police with the case are the bomb squad from Travis Air Force Base and investigators from the California Highway Patrol, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.