Bomb squad destroys device set in Lakewood toilet

  • Fri Jul 23rd, 2010 11:37am
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Associated Press

LAKEWOOD — A bomb squad has safely destroyed a suspected explosive device that was found in a portable toilet this morning in Lakewood in Pierce County.

Assistant Chief Mike Zaro said about 50 people were evacuated from nearby homes and businesses as a precaution while the bomb squad worked.

He said a sanitation worker fount the device that looked like a pipe bomb.

The fuse apparently went out and it did not detonate.

Information from: KOMO-TV, www.komotv.com/133F1F30