By Pamela Geller Heavy beard — sounds devout. Authorities sought the public’s help Friday in identifying a black-clad, bearded bomb thrower who terrorized diners when he tossed a homemade explosive into a Cheesecake Factory restaurantin Pasadena.
The terrorist threw an explosive inside the restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory said in a statement:“This evening an incendiary device exploded within our Pasadena restaurant. Thankfully, none of our guests or staff was injured. Law enforcement is actively investigating the incident and we hope to reopen in Pasadena on Friday, as usual.”
CHEESECAKE FACTORY BOMB-THROWER WANTED IN PASADENA
PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — The public’s help is needed Friday to identify a man who threw a homemade explosive device into the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Pasadena.
No one was hurt in the blast, which was reported at 6:08 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant at 2 W. Colorado Blvd.
The restaurant was immediately evacuated and officers located the detonated homemade pyrotechnic device, according to the Pasadena Police Department. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad also responded to the scene and rendered the device safe, police said.
“Pasadena Police detectives are currently handling the investigation and out of an abundance of caution the federal authorities have been notified,” a Pasadena police statement said. The motive is not known.
Witnesses described the suspect as either Hispanic or Middle Eastern, 6 feet tall, with a thin build, a heavy beard, all black clothing and a black beanie.
Anyone with information about the explosion or the suspect can call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.