A man who barricaded himself in an Oak Park home Saturday after allegedly throwing a pipe bomb at police officers has been identified, Sacramento Police Department officials said Sunday.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m., officers arrived at 11th Avenue and San Jose Way after receiving reports of loud explosions, according to a police news release. Police said Amphone Sayabouapheth, 36, of Sacramento, pointed a firearm at officers before lighting a pipe bomb and fleeing on foot into a nearby home on the 4000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. No one was injured by the explosion, police said.
The house’s occupants managed to escape, and portions of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between 12th and 16th avenues were barricaded as a Sacramento police SWAT Team, hostage negotiations team and explosive ordnance disposal unit were called to the scene, police said.
Around 7 p.m., Sayabouapheth surrendered to officials, and a sweep of the home was conducted, police said. Officers believe a firearm that was found in the home was in the suspect’s possession during his initial contact with police, according to the news release.
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Sayabouapheth was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail on multiple offenses related to the possession and detonation of a destructive device, child endangerment and attempted murder, police said.