MIDDLE EASTERN-LOOKING MAN WITH BEARD throws homemade explosive device into crowded Pasdena restaurant

Panic erupted at a Southern California Cheesecake Factory in Old Pasedena last night sending terrified diners streaming out the exits but causing no injuries after a man tossed in improvised explosive device, police said. Suspect is still at large.

Pasadena Now  A woman who was dining in the restaurant said “a man (looked Middle Eastern), about 6 feet tall, of thin build with a heavy beard opened the door to the restaurant, threw something that looked like a ball inside then closed the door and took off running, then within seconds you hear an explosion sound and everyone started running.”