Bottle bombs explode outside East County home

SANTEE, Calif. -- Three people were arrested Wednesday in connection with several bottle bombs that exploded in front of a Santee home.

The chemical acid bombs exploded in the 9400 block of Mast Boulevard about 5:30 a.m., said Det. Dan Wilson of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The detective said the damage as minimal and no one was injured by the blasts.

Shortly afterward, deputies stopped a vehicle nearby and arrested the three occupants, according to Wilson, who said items related to the bombs were allegedly found inside the vehicle.

The arrestees -- their names, ages and genders were not immediately released -- were booked into county jail on suspicion of possession of an explosive device, Wilson said.

Investigators were looking into whether today's incident was related to a similar non-injury explosion on Clifford Heights Road. A bottle bomb exploded on a home's front porch in the 8500 block of Clifford Heights Road about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.