Homemade explosive found in Candlelight Park - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Homemade explosive found in Candlelight Park


An explosion at Candlelight Park, located at 1350 N. Barkley in Mesa, was called into the Mesa Police Department Tuesday night.

A detonated homemade device that was shaped like a pipe bomb was found by the Mesa Police officers at the park. The pipe bomb like device was wrapped in electrical tape, according to the Mesa Police.

A witness told officers that they saw a vehicle in the area that they did not recognize to belong in the area. The witness also told Mesa police that the vehicle was an older blue suburban with a lift kit and had a loud exhaust, but they were not able to see who was driving.

If you have any information that can help figure out who set off the explosive please call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.

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