UPDATE: 'Improvised Explosive Device' Found In North Spokane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: 'Improvised Explosive Device' Found In North Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Officers located an improvised explosive device inside a vehicle parked in north Spokane just before 2pm Tuesday.  A neighbor found the device with a fuse on the end and called police. Bomb technicians rendered the device safe and are continuing the investigation.

Ofc. Bode, who had checked on the report of the abandoned vehicle the day before, responded again. On Tuesday the vehicle, which had a flat tire, was parked legally and no police enforcement was necessary at that time.  Ofc. Bode reported he did not see a device inside the vehicle when he investigated.  

The neighbor who initially called police reported he was looking through the inside of the car, located the device wedged in between the seats, picked up the device, realized it could be dangerous, placed the device on the front seat and then called police. 

Ofc. Bode recognized the potential danger and called the Spokane Regional Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU).  Technicians rendered the device safe, collected evidence and will determine whether or not criminal charges exist. 

Citizens are reminded that if you see something suspicious, do not touch the device and call 911 immediately.  

This is the second disposal call for EDU today.  Technicians spent the morning assisting members of the Boundary County Idaho Sheriff's Office.  They disposed of several items and assisted with the criminal investigation. 

The Explosives Disposal Unit is a cooperative effort between the Spokane Police and the County Sheriff's Departments. Its mission is to render safe any explosive device or explosive material, and investigate items that are found and believed to be explosive in nature.

Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Bomb Squad members have "disrupted" a suspicious device found in a car near the area of Cincinnati and Wabash.

Police are officially calling it an "improvised explosive device." The bomb squad has rendered the object safe and police are collecting evidence.

The man who found the device described it as a "pipe-looking device" wrapped in heavy cardboard with a fuse, surrounded by match sticks. The man picked up the device, observed the suspicious nature and immediately dropped it and called the police.

We are working right now to find out exactly what the object was that was found.

Stay tuned for updates.

Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE, Wash. - The bomb squad is investigating a suspicious object that was found in a car at Olympic and Cincinnati. Spokane Police have closed off Cincinnati from Wabash to Queen and Olympic from Standard to Nevada.
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