OAKLAND — A wheelchair-bound man blew himself up with a pipe bomb in a California health clinic in what police say was an act of suicide.
The unidentified man entered the lobby of the San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center in Oakland and waited for everyone to leave before detonating the explosive around 6:30 p.m.
“The investigation reveals this is an isolated incident where an individual took his own life,” the Oakland police department said in a statement.
No one else was hurt.
The man had been a patient at the clinic, but it was not clear why he was there at the time, which was about an hour after closing, the East Bay Times reported. The paper said the man told a security guard to leave shortly before detonating the bomb.