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.