SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Santa Monica police say an explosion has been reported near a synagogue and about 100 people have been evacuated from nearby homes as bomb experts investigate.
Sgt. Marty Fine says reports indicate that some kind of device hit the roof of a building and exploded at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday. TV reports showed a hole in the roof of a home and a long cylinder poking through it.
The home is next door to the Chabad House Lubavitch of Santa Monica, a meeting center for the Jewish movement.
Fine says the type of device is unknown.
No injuries have been reported and there's no immediate word on the extent of damage.
FBI and Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb experts are on the scene.