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Man Blows Himself Up With Pipe Bomb at Oakland Health Clinic: Police

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    A man died when a pipe bomb exploded inside a health clinic in Oakland this evening in an incident that investigators are calling an apparent suicide, according to police and sheriff's deputies. Terry McSweeney reports. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016)

    A wheelchair-bound man, who police believe may have been suicidal, detonated a pipe bomb in an Oakland health clinic Tuesday evening, killing himself.

    Police responded to the San Antonio Health Center located on International Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. and talked to witnesses who said the man entered the clinic's lobby armed with the explosive device before taking his own life.

    AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara

    No one else was injured in the blast and authorities say the explosion was an isolated incident, police said.

    The Alameda County Sheriff's Office's bomb-squad was called to the scene, police said. Deputies conducted a search for secondary explosive devices out of an abundance of caution.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.