A man has been arrested after he allegedly ignited an explosive device and threw it under a Sonoma County sheriff’s patrol car.
The incident happened on Friday just before noon as a deputy was getting lunch from a Safeway store in Guerneville.
The deputy parked his car on the west side of the parking lot and entered the grocery store.
While inside, he heard a loud explosion from the parking lot that rattled the store’s windows.
The deputy ran out to the parking lot and saw people pointing at a man who was running northbound through the parking lot.
The suspect was being chased by an off-duty officer who managed to tackle the man and hold him until the deputy arrived.
At the time of the man’s arrest, he was holding a backpack that contained more explosive devices, authorities said.
He was arrested and transported to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Substation.
The Safeway was evacuated and the surrounding area.