Bomb squad called to Woodway after homemade explosive found

A member of the Everett Police Department bomb squad responds to the Woodway incident Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Edmonds Police Department)

Updated with additional details.

A report of a suspicious device in the Town of Woodway Tuesday morning turned out to be a homemade explosive device that was removed by the Everett Police Department’s bomb squad.

That’s according to Edmonds police, which contracts with Woodway to provide police service.

A Town of Woodway employee found the device on a playground in the 24000 block of 113th Place West — near Woodway Town Hall — around 10 a.m., said Edmonds Acting Assistant Police Chief Josh McClure. Edmonds police called in the Everett police bomb squad, which removed the homemade explosive.

Woodway Mayor Mike Flynn said in an email update to Woodway residents Tuesday that police evacuated Town Hall and nearby residences while they investigated.

The mayor noted there was some vandalism to the John Bush play area, where the device was found. In addition, an adjacent neighbor reported hearing a “loud and frightening explosion” at approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, although they did not call 911, Flynn said.

“The police did not find any other suspicious devices in the area,” he added.

According to police, there were no injuries and no known suspect information.


5 Replies to “Bomb squad called to Woodway after homemade explosive found”

  1. That’s just great. Doesn’t Edmonds police or fire department have their own bomb squad? Just curious. I think we should have one.


    1. How often does Edmonds need a bomb squad? And would you care if you payed on an additional half million dollars a year for something that happens every 5 years?


  2. We need more Edmonds police driving around the neighborhoods! Pine Street has speeders going way to fast by the park! Also suspicious persons by the porta potty!! Last year it blew up !
    As a resident for 25 years and raising our own kids now grandkids we need more security!!
    Our great neighbors are watching but we still need more drive thru’s with police!
    Thank you for all the Edmonds police is doing as we know it’s difficult times!


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