Yakima Police Department: Suspicious Object, possible explosive device
Marcus McCoy, NBC Right Now Website Manager - email
Yakima Police Department News Release
Date Occurred: September 25th, 2013 Time Occurred:
1240 hours Incident Type: Suspicious Object, possible explosive device Location: 300 Block S. 7th Street Investigating Agency: Yakima Police Department Suspect: Unknown Victim: N/A
On 9/25/2013 a
Yakima Police Officer on routine patrol was flagged down in the 300 Block of S.
7th Street by a citizen who had discovered a suspicious object near
his yard. The object, cylindrical in shape and about 12 inches long resembled a
possible explosive device.
Near-by residences were cleared for their safety, and
explosive disposal experts from The Yakima Training Center were requested to
assist with the disposal of the suspicious object. The team from The Yakima
Training Center safely disarmed and disposed of the object which was found to
be a tube filled with fireworks.
detectives are conducting the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information related to this case
is encouraged to call 575-6200 or 911 (after hours).