Small explosive device detonates inside California Sam’s Club, no injuries

A Sam's Club sign with the store’s logo is pictured here.

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A Sam's Club sign with the store’s logo is pictured here.

An explosive device went off inside a Sam’s Club store in Ontario, California, on Thursday afternoon, but no one was injured and there was no significant damage, according to authorites.

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Emergency crews first responded to reports of a structural fire at the store around 5 p.m. EDT, Ontario police said in a post on Twitter.

The incident was initially reported to police dispatchers by a witness who heard popping sounds, according to KABC-TV.

Customers and employees were evacuated from the store as authorities investigated.

Police pulled over a car a short distance from the store and located another explosive device inside it, KABC reported. A suspect was taken into custody.

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There’s no word on a motive.

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