Anaheim police were reviewing video surveillance footage and examining Internet postings and social media as part of their investigation of an apparent dry ice explosion at Disneyland.
The dry ice appeared to have been placed in a plastic bottle that was left in a trash can in Toontown. The explosion was confined to the can, according to the Anaheim Police Department.
The device appeared similar to other devices that have exploded in Anaheim neighborhoods in recent months, Sgt. Bob Dunn said.
“Unfortunately,” Dunn told The Times, “it’s an all too-common occurrence.”
He said police were investigating whether there was any connection between those explosions and the blast at Toontown.
The apparent dry ice "bomb" exploded about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, forcing officials to evacuate people from the area, police said. No injuries were reported, and the area was reopened about two hours later.
"You wouldn't expect situations like that coming to a place like this. That is crazy, that's wild," said West Covina resident Jonathan Rosario, who was at the park with a toddler as music to the "It's a Small World" echoed in the background. "It reminds us we all need to do our part to be safe."