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Sheriff: Small explosive device found near Soap Lake

Bomb squad renders it safe; no injuries


LAKEVIEW, Wash. (27AUG2015) – The Richland Police Bomb Squad assisted Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies on Wednesday night when a small homemade explosive device was found along a road.

A citizen discovered a small fire around 8:00 p.m. near Division Road North and Moses Lake Avenue Northwest in Lakeview and alerted the fire department. Deputies also responded and discovered what appeared to be a small homemade explosive device which had apparently burned but not detonated.

The Richland Police Bomb Squad was summoned and their members rendered the device safe.

It’s unknown who made the device, or what it was intended to damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or send information to Reference case number 15GS10407. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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