BOTHELL — Snohomish County deputies are investigating a powerful explosive tossed under a car over the weekend.
The incident occurred in the 17300 block of 26th Drive SE. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jan Jorgensen said officers found a white Honda parked in the street with debris scattered around it for 30 to 50 feet. Several pieces of the vehicle lay on the road, she said.
The caller who reported it saw smoke coming from the car just before the explosion Saturday, which rattled windows up to a block away, she said.
The car was unoccupied, and there were no injuries.
"It appears that somebody drove by and threw this device under the car," Jorgensen said.
Investigators had not determined what type of explosive it was. Deputies recovered some electrical tape and wire, and a deputy noticed something that smelled like gunpowder. The explosion had the power of about three M80 explosives, she said.
Investigators don’t know why that car was bombed and have no suspects, she said.
Deputies ask that anyone with information about the incident call the sheriff’s tip line at 425-388-3845.
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