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 SUISUN CITY -- Suisun City police believe someone planted a pipe bomb that exploded Saturday in front of a Bluejay Drive home.

Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, police got word of the explosion on Bluejay Drive near Heron Drive.

When officers arrived, they were told by a resident that a device had exploded in the front yard of their home. The Suisun City Police Department believes someone intentionally planted a pipe bomb very close to the front door.

"I wasn't sure if I was dreaming or if I had really heard, but it was definitely loud enough to wake me up out of a dead sleep," said neighbor Andy Lavelle.

Police said multiple people were home when the explosion occurred, though no one was injured.

The explosion caused major damage to the front door of the home.

Investigators could not say if the house was targeted or if it was a random choice on the block.

There is no threat to the neighborhood and no other devices were located, according to the police department.

"Safety is everything. This is where I lay my head," said neighbor Ayala Phillips.

The owners of the home reported finding a bullet hole in the bumper of their car on Jan. 4. Suisun City investigators are trying to determine if that may have been related to Saturday's incident.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be involved in the investigation due to the extent of the damage to the home as well as the type of device used. The department reports the FBI is also involved.

"We will utilize any resources, whether they be federal, state, or local, to help find the person or persons responsible for this incident," a representative with the police department told FOX40.

Those with information regarding the explosion are encouraged to contact the Suisun City Police Department.

The homeowners declined FOX40's request for an interview.