Someone left and apparently tried to light a homemade explosive Sunday afternoon near a gas station in Marysville. It was rendered safe. (Marysville Police Department)

Someone left and apparently tried to light a homemade explosive Sunday afternoon near a gas station in Marysville. It was rendered safe. (Marysville Police Department)

Marysville police find homemade explosive near gas station

People were cleared from the area, and Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad troopers rendered the device safe.

MARYSVILLE — Someone apparently tried to light a homemade explosive Sunday afternoon near a gas station on Fourth Street.

A caller reported seeing the suspected explosive with a large fuse on the corner of the property. Officers cleared people from the business and nearby residences while they investigated. It appeared the attempt to light the explosive was unsuccessful, according to the Marysville Police Department.

Officers were investigating the incident and asked anyone who saw something to call the Marysville Police Department at 360-363-8300.

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