Suspect detained after explosive device detonated inside Sam's Club in California

ANI | Updated: Apr 06, 2018 09:37 IST

Los Angeles [United States], April 6 (ANI): Authorities in California have detained a suspect who they believe to have detonated an explosive device inside of a Sam's Club in Ontario, a Californian city East of Los Angeles.

The suspect has been identified as Hugo Gonzalez, 49, a resident of city of Fontana, reported Fox News.

Following the explosion, police say they received a description of a vehicle possibly belonging to the suspect.

Police located the vehicle and attempted to pull it over. After a short pursuit, police were able to detain the driver, according to the reports.

"Within the vehicle Gonzalez was driving, investigators located additional materials similar to those used in the devices" found in the store," the Ontario Police Department tweeted, "Police are currently at an apartment in the 16500 block on Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, which is believed to be associated with Gonzalez."

The Ontario Police Department noted that they believed the man acted alone and the motive of the incident remains unclear as of now.

Gonzalez is currently in police custody and is being interviewed by investigators.

"Gonzalez is currently in custody and is being interviewed by investigators. At this time, a motive for the incident is unclear. We will provide more information as it becomes available," the Ontario Police Department wrote on Twitter.