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November 27, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Molotov cocktail found in Kent apartment

The Associated Press The Port of Seattle bomb squad found at least one Molotov cocktail after responding to a report of suspicious items left in the apartment of an evicted tenant, a Kent fire-department official said Wednesday night. Nearby apartments were evacuated as a precaution, said Capt. Kyle Ohashi. He also said “potentially threatening messages” were found…

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October 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Police respond to report of suspicious box in Fremont

The Seattle Police Department’s Arson and Bomb Squad is responding to a report of a suspicious box in Fremont, according to police spokeswoman Renee Witt. A passerby called 911 at 9:52 a.m. and alerted police to a suspicious, wooden box in the 800 block of North 34th Street, between Fremont and Troll Avenues North, Witt said. “They’ll probably…

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October 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM

UPDATE: Device outside Seattle FBI office was flashlight

The Associated Press UPDATE: 10 a.m. | The suspicious device destroyed by an FBI bomb squad outside the downtown Seattle FBI building appeared to be a flashlight with a blinking red light. Spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich says it was not explosive or hazardous and no threat had been made to the agency. The suspicious device was spotted by building…

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September 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Police: Devices at Ravenna Park not pipe bombs

UPDATE AT 12:10 P.M.: Seattle police say that two suspicious devices found in Ravenna Park this morning were not pipe bombs. Police did not elaborate on what the devices were. Seattle police bomb technicians are in Ravenna Park investigating two suspicious devices found near the 15th Avenue Northeast bridge. Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb described the devices…

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July 18, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Old military bomb found in potato bin in Quincy

The Associated Press QUINCY — Police say an explosive found in a potato bin at a processing plant in Quincy Wednesday morning was an old military device that was apparently left over from practice bombing runs years ago in Eastern Washington. Sgt. Paul Snyder told The Wenatchee World an employee found the foot-long device at…

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April 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM

No arrests after explosive materials reportedly found near Mill Creek

The FBI this morning released additional information after explosive materials were reportedly found yesterday in a Snohomish County home. Bomb units were summoned yesterday afternoon after the FBI and representatives from another police agency spotted an explosive device in a neighborhood near Mill Creek. A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said authorities had been visiting a home…

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April 18, 2012 at 8:58 AM

UPDATE: Gunmen break into Renton home, allegedly rig car with bomb

A King County sheriff's explosives team operates a robot near a Renton home Wednesday morning. Three men invaded the home and then said they had rigged a bomb in a car there. The sheriff's team planned to use the robot to blow open the trunk with a water canon to see if there is a…

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January 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM

UPDATE: Incendiary device that failed to ignite left at Southeast Seattle bank

Seattle firefighters wait outside a Chase bank branch at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Myrtle Street in Seattle this morning where an incendiary device that failed to go off was found. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Arson/bomb squad investigators are trying to determine who left an incendiary device at a…

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December 14, 2011 at 7:01 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Train threat … cellphone ban … hello, blue whales

Weather: Let’s see, mostly cloudy today, light rain tomorrow, mostly cloudy Friday, partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday. Looks like a pattern to us. At least there wasn’t freezing fog and ice on the windshield for some folks this morning. How about you? The details. Traffic: The map and the cams. Patience is a…

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