Woodway: Small explosive device leads to Town Hall evacuation
Last updated 9/27/2021 at 12:45pm
A small explosive device found on a playground near Woodway Town Hall was successfully removed by a member of Everett Police Department Tuesday, Sept. 21.
There were no injuries and no known suspect information, according to Edmonds police, who provide police services to the Town of Woodway. Shoreline police also assisted.
According to Woodway Mayor Mike Quinn, Public Works crew found the device at about 9:35 a.m. in the John Bush play area near Town Hall.
Edmonds police evacuated Town Hall and nearby residences while they investigated,
"The Everett Bomb Squad was called in to remove the device," Quinn wrote in a message to residents. "There was some vandalism to the play area. Thankfully, there were no injuries. An adjacent neighbor reported hearing a 'loud and freighting explosion' at approximately 1:30 a.m., but did not call 911. The police did not find any other suspicious devices in the area."