Homemade Bottle Bomb Found in Berkeley’s Tilden Park

By Bay City News
Sunday July 11, 2010 - 06:10:00 PM

A homemade bottle bomb found in Berkeley's Tilden Regional Park late Friday morning was determined to be safe, police said today. 

Tilden Regional Park staff found the suspicious device around 11:30 a.m. in the park's Inspiration Point parking lot, according to the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department. 

The Walnut Creek bomb squad as well as the Contra Costa Hazardous Material Unit responded to the scene to investigate the device and determined it was a homemade bottle bomb. 

Once the device was rendered safe, the hazmat unit took possession of the device for disposal, police said. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at (510) 881-1833.