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July 22, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Pipe bomb found in impounded stolen car in Snohomish

A pipe bomb is plainly visible in this photo of the impounded car. (Snohomish County sheriff’s photo) Employees of a towing company got an unexpected surprise today when they found a pipe bomb in a stolen car that had been impounded, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. The vehicle was recovered on July 18 by deputies, who arrested…


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July 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM

‘Suspicious’ bag that caused Metro bus scare was left over from drill

UPDATE at 1 p.m.: The suspicious bag left on a King County Metro bus that caused passengers to be evacuated and businesses to be shut down in Kent this morning contained a dummy pipe bomb left over from a drill last week, according to the sheriff’s office. “It was our mistake,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates….


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November 11, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Amtrak train stopped at Eugene following bomb scare

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — A phone conversation overheard by another passenger led to a bomb scare on an Amtrak train that authorities stopped Sunday at Eugene. Police say passengers were taken off, and one person was questioned while a bomb squad searched the train. Nothing suspicious was found. Passengers re-boarded and the train resumed its trip…


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September 11, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Pressure cooker found near gas pump prompts bomb scare in Everett

Police want to know who left a pressure cooker next to a gas station pump  in Everett this morning, the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Everett Police Department sent a bomb squad in to investigate the device at a gas station near a Fred Meyer on the Bothell-Everett Highway around 5:45 a.m. The…


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January 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

County jail in Kent shut down after woman tosses suspected bomb

The county jail at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent was locked down for more than two hours today after a woman threw what was thought to have been a bomb through a staff entrance. The woman first went into a nearby bank and “made a comment about a bomb,” said King County Jail Cmdr….


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October 15, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Box in Fremont bomb scare turned out to be college art project

What started as a college art project next to the Burke Gilman Trail in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood turned into a bomb scare this morning. Two men set up a large wooden box directly under the Aurora Bridge that had two red push-buttons on two of its 2.5-foot-wide sides, according to Seattle Police Department spokeswoman Renee Witt….


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August 13, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Suspicious package removed from state Capitol

The Associated Press OLYMPIA– A bomb squad has removed a suspicious package from the state Capitol building. The  State Patrol reopened the complex to workers and the public around noon Monday, about two hours after evacuating the site. A bomb squad member wearing full protective gear and helmet carried a cloth shopping bag out of the building. Authorities…


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July 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Suspicious backpack causes shutdown of streets near Seattle Public Library

UPDATE 3:50 p.m. | Nothing dangerous was discovered inside the backpack, according to police spokeswoman Renee Witt Seattle police bomb squad officers are investigating a suspicious backpack found near the Seattle Public Library in downtown Seattle. Officers were called to the corner of Fifth Avenue and Spring Street around 12:40 p.m. by someone who found an unattended…


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February 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

UPDATE: Suspicious package prompts evacuation in Seattle

There is not points to locate on the map UPDATE AT 12:13 P.M.: The items in the package were determined to be road flares, according to Seattle police. Residents are now being allowed back into the building. ORIGINAL POST: An apartment complex in West Seattle has been evacuated as the Seattle Police Department’s bomb squad checks…


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January 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Man arrested in Mukilteo ferry bomb scare

There is not points to locate on the map The Associated Press MUKILTEO – The Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route is back in service after a bomb scare. Washington state ferries spokeswoman Marta Coursey says a Washington State Patrol bomb squad found nothing dangerous in a suspicious backpack on a ferry at Mukilteo. She says a man who was arrested for making…


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