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Thursday, November 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Police investigating pipe bomb near Pullman park

UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019

Authorities diffused what appeared to be a pipe bomb near a park in Pullman, which was found next to an electrical panel Sunday morning. The Pullman Police Department said a passerby noticed the device near a walking and biking path at City Playfields.
Authorities diffused what appeared to be a pipe bomb near a park in Pullman, which was found next to an electrical panel Sunday morning. The Pullman Police Department said a passerby noticed the device near a walking and biking path at City Playfields.

An apparent pipe bomb set up near a park in Pullman was diffused by police on Sunday.

The device was discovered next to a walking and biking path on the west side of City Playfields, which is located near the south entrance of Washington State University. It had been planted next to an electrical panel and there were signs of an attempt to light its fuse, according to a news release from the Pullman Police Department.

A passerby noticed the device at about 8 a.m. and called police, who secured the area, the release said. The Spokane Explosive Disposal Unit arrived at about 10 a.m and rendered the device safe. The unit is comprised of Spokane police and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office personnel.

The bomb will be sent to a crime lab for examination, the release said.

An investigation is underway and police are not releasing additional information until Monday, said Katie Nelson, records specialist for the police department.

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