Man sought after throwing explosive device into Pasadena Cheesecake Factory

Pasadena Police are still searching for the man who walked into The Cheesecake Factory restaurant and threw an explosive device.

It happened Thursday night inside the crowded restaurant located on Colorado Boulevard. No one was hurt.

"It was a crude homemade pyrotechnic device. It was not meant to be destructive in the sense it did not have fragments of shapnel. It was intended to make a loud bang," Pasadena Police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian said to FOX 11. "At this time we have what's been described as a male either Hispanic or middle eastern. About six feet tall, wearing all dark clothing, with a beard and that's all we know."

The restaurant was open the next day, and there were no reports of damage.

Detectives called the FBI and are currently reviewing surveillance cameras inside the restaurant and on the street.

"If we find you, we are going to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law," Said Lt. Gourdikian.

Anyone with any information that might be helpful to the investigation are encouraged to call Pasadena Police at 626-744-4501.

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