Three children have been hospitalized after a car slammed into a sidewalk in Santa Ana, California on Monday.
The children – two girls aged 7 and 11 and a boy aged 10 – were heading to school when the collision happened near Taft Primary School.
The children are in stable condition after receiving treatment in hospital.
Santa Ana police identified the driver as Jason Guzman, 26, of Valencia, ABC7 reported. Police have yet to determine what the Valencia resident was doing in Santa Ana. Investigators said explosives were found inside Mr. Guzman’s car.
Prior to the collision, Mr Guzman allegedly broke into Taft Primary School around 8.30am. He asked to use the restroom and was then escorted off campus.
Officers discovered a “suspicious incendiary device” after the incident and called the Orange County Bomb Squad for assistance. They found four devices of unspecified use or power in the vehicle.
“After colliding with the children, he continued, the vehicle continued to roll and hit another vehicle. I believe the vehicle was parked,” Santa Police Sgt. Maria Lopez said. Ana.
“Then he drove on and eventually stopped, and that’s when our officers contacted him and the vehicle.”
Police added that the suspect also self-inflicted a knife wound.
Santa Ana Police are working with the Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in their investigation.
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