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Published: Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:31 p.m.

Evergreen Way in Everett reopens after grenade threat

EVERETT — It wasn’t your typical traffic stop.
Police in Everett pulled over a man allegedly driving a stolen motor scooter early Monday morning only to find a grenade on board.
“It was an actual grenade but it was not blow-up-able,” Everett police officer Aaron Snell said.
The incident began with a 4 a.m. traffic stop in the 10800 block of Evergreen Way. Officers first noticed the scooter around the 8400 block and monitored it while checking to see if it was reported stolen.
“I’m assuming it wasn’t speeding,” Snell said.
A 26-year-old Everett man was riding the scooter. It had a Montana license plate and had been reported stolen out of Seattle, Snell said.
The man said he had a grenade strapped under the seat. A bomb squad was called and all but one lane of the road closed to traffic.
Snell said police weren’t sure on Monday what the suspect was doing with the grenade.
Lanes were reopened after the bomb squad removed the device and determined it was inert, Snell said.
It wasn’t the man’s first brush with the law. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine. A police dog tracked him hiding in some bushes in Everett and a search found him in possession of the drugs.
On Monday, the man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on outstanding DUI warrant and parole violation. He also may face charges for possession of a stolen vehicle.
The motor scooter was returned to its owner.
Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, stevick@heraldnet.com
Story tags » EverettPolice

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