LYNNWOOD — A bomb squad removed a suspected explosive device found Thursday in a car near Edmonds Community College.
Lynnwood police Sgt. Sean Doty described the object as “a taped-up bottle with a fuse coming out of it.” The device was rendered useless and taken into police custody for analysis.
The car allegedly is linked to a domestic-violence suspect wanted by Mill Creek police. The man reportedly evaded arrest on Wednesday after a pursuit from that city into south Everett.
The car, a Cadillac, was seized after the chase and was being stored at an impound lot near the north end of the college campus in Lynnwood.
At 9:15 a.m. Thursday, officers served a search warrant on the car looking for drugs, Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin said. The apparent explosive was found in the trunk.
The bomb squad was requested “out of an abundance of caution,” Doty said.
The suspect, James D. Britton, 31, has not been apprehended, Elwin said. He is accused of a domestic-violence assault at the Heatherwood Apartments in Mill Creek earlier this week.
Two cars that were associated with Britton, both Cadillacs, were seized, Elwin said. The other was impounded in Mill Creek. Officers also searched it, and no additional explosives were found.
Parts of EdCC were evacuated for several hours.
Anyone with information on Britton can contact CrimeStoppers at 800-222-8477 or the Mill Creek Police Department at 425-745-6175.
Ian Terry contributed to this story. Caitlin Tompkins: 425-339-3192; email@example.com.