Homemade Explosive Thrown Into Pasadena Cheesecake Factory

NBC Los Angeles
The Cheesecake Factory on 2 West Colorado Boulevard on Feb. 2.

The incident occurred around 6:08 p.m. at 2 West Colorado Boulevard.

Pasadena police are enlisting the help of federal authorities after someone threw a homemade explosive device into a busy Cheesecake Factory on Thursday night. 

The incident occurred around 6:08 p.m. at 2 West Colorado Boulevard.

No one was hurt in the incident, but patrons quickly scrambled out of the restaurant after the device exploded, according to police and eyewitness accounts. 

A male suspect reportedly opened the door of the restaurant and threw the lit device inside before he fled, police said. The device landed under an empty table and exploded.

“Pasadena police detectives are currently handling the investigation and out of an abundance of caution the federal authorities have been notified,” according to a Pasadena police statement. 

Authorities could not be reached Friday morning for additional comment.