Mythbusters Bombing Mishap on Weekend Agenda

Most things at the bombing range have been suspended since mishap.

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    Authorities in Alameda County are holding a community meeting this weekend to address residents' concerns about last week's incident in which a  stunt gone awry at a Dublin bomb range sent a cannonball careening into a  neighborhood.

    A crew from the Discovery Channel show MythBusters was filming a  segment at the county's Regional Training Center on Madigan Road the  afternoon of Dec. 6 when the mishap occurred.

    As part of the stunt, a 30-pound, softball-size cannonball was  supposed to pass through several barrels of water and a cinderblock wall  before striking the bomb range's hills, Alameda County sheriff's spokesman  J.D. Nelson said.

    However, the projectile missed the water, broke through the wall  and ricocheted off the hillside into a neighborhood near Cassata Place,  damaging two homes and a parked car.

    'Mythbusters' Mishap in Dublin

    [BAY] 'Mythbusters' Mishap in Dublin
    The San Francisco-based television show 'Mythbusters' has some explaining to do after one of its experiments went wrong and sent a speeding cannonball into a Dublin neighborhood. As NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd tells us, the cannonball went clean through at least one house.

    No one was injured, but residents were upset, pointing out that  children often play near where the cannonball landed and that the outcome  could have been worse than damage to property.

    The meeting will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Alameda County Office of Emergency Services at 4985 Broder Blvd. in Dublin.

    Dublin police and the Alameda County sheriff's personnel will  attend, as will representatives from the MythBusters show, Nelson said.

     "The purpose of this is to provide an opportunity for area  residents to share concerns about the recent MythBusters cannonball incident  with us," Nelson said.

    He said the sheriff's office oversees the Regional Training Center  where the accident happened, and that most activities at the center's bomb  range have been suspended indefinitely.

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