At 1:40 this morning, a pipe bomb exploded at the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Courthouse in downtown San Diego. A significant amount of damage occurred, but no structural damage was found and no one was injured. The bombing will cause all proceedings tomorrow to be continued. The Southern District has issued the following notice:
Federal Court Cancelled May 5th
May 4, 2008 - The United States federal courthouse in the Southern District of California, located in downtown San Diego, will be closed to the public on Monday, May 5th, 2008 due to damage caused by a bomb explosion at the courthouse entrance. All federal court activity in San Diego has been cancelled. The U.S Courthouse in El Centro, California will remain open. The Clerk's Office for the federal court will be open for business on Monday.
Jurors that are scheduled for federal court jury duty on Monday, May 5th are asked not to report as required. Jurors should call 800-998-9035 after 6:00 PM on Monday evening to check the status of their jury duty for Tuesday, May 6th, 2008.
All federal court employees are required to report to work as usual. All employees must use the Federal Building entrance at 880 Front Street.