Explosives placed in driveway of San Jose motorcycle club member

Explosions heard early this morning in San Jose occurred in the driveway of a Mongols motorcycle club member's home, a San Jose police spokesman said this afternoon.

The explosions were reported in the 700 block of Melannie Court, near Melbourne Boulevard, shortly after 3:30 a.m. Police received multiple calls from residents reporting loud blasts.

Police spokesman Jermaine Thomas said devices that had been placed in the motorcycle club member's driveway exploded, damaging two parked cars. No one was injured, nor was the house damaged.

Thomas did not give details on the devices.

The incident comes three days after about 1,000 bikers attended a memorial service in Daly City for Mark Guardado, the slain president of the San Francisco chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club.

Guardado, 46, was shot dead around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 outside a bar in San Francisco's Mission District, allegedly by a member of the Mongols, who are rivals of the Hells Angels.

The suspect in the killing, 35-year-old Christopher Ablett of Modesto, is still at large.

Thomas said it is not clear whether this morning's explosions were retaliation for Guardado's killing.

Police “don't know if it was retaliation, or if it even has something to do with the previous incident. We are investigating all aspects of it,” Thomas said.

Police searched Ablett's home Sept. 11 and seized a motorcycle and other potential evidence.

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