San Diego Hotel Bomb Blast Leaves 2 in Custody

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
March 1, 2022 Updated: March 1, 2022

SAN DIEGO—Two men were in custody on Tuesday, March 1, in connection with the detonation of a pipe bomb at a Kearny Mesa hotel.

The device was set off at about 10:20 a.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Drive, near Kearny Villa Road, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).

No injuries were reported, and the hotel property sustained only minor damage.

Grover Preston Everett, 39, and Hans Jurgen Sarda, 30, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of a destructive device, detonating a destructive device, and other associated offenses. Sarda was also arrested on an alleged outstanding warrant from an unrelated incident.

San Diego Police Lt. Adam Sharki said that tips from the public led investigators to the suspects.

“The SDPD and FBI thanks the public and Crime Stoppers for their help in solving this crime and reminds everyone, ‘If you see something, say something,'” Sharki said in a statement.