The Riverside County sheriff's hazardous-device team detonated a bomb found taped to the door of a Lake Elsinore apartment Monday.
Authorities received a call about 7 a.m. reporting a suspicious object at the Lake View Apartments on Riverside Drive, said Sgt. Shelley Kennedy-Smith, a Sheriff's Department spokeswoman.
Deputies found a soda bottle filled with a powdery substance attached to the door of one of the apartments. About 8:30 a.m., after removing the bomb, the hazardous-device team detonated it, Kennedy-Smith said.
The bomb could have caused major damage and injuries had it exploded, in place, Smith said. Residents in the building were evacuated, and no one was hurt.