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Man arrested after pipe bomb found near Sacramento school

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Posted at 9:16 PM, Mar 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-25 00:16:38-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man was arrested for allegedly leaving a pipe bomb and a homemade gun near a Sacramento elementary school.

The county Sheriff's Office says 57-year-old Gustavo Aguilar of Sacramento was booked into jail on suspicion of four felony charges and released on $25,000 bail.

A sheriff’s website listed him as being released on Wednesday. Authorities say a loaded zip gun and a pipe bomb filled with metal shrapnel, putty, firecrackers and gasoline were discovered on March 2 on a sidewalk in front of Ethel I. Baker Elementary School. Both were rendered safe. Authorities haven't released other details.