Pipe Bomb Found Near Kiwanis Building in Columbia Park
The bomb was in a trash can, about 100 yards West of the Kiwanis building.
Kennewick police, the Richland Bomb Squad, and Hanford Patrol continued to search other areas of Columbia Park after a maintenance worker found what was determined to be a pipe bomb in a trash can Monday morning.
Police said the worker, who was changing trash liners in the cans throughout the park, came across the suspicious device around 8:43am. The employee, whom Kennewick police described as “dilligent,” found it inside a can. After inspecting the device, Kennewick police notified the Richland Bomb Squad, who determined it was indeed a bomb, and disposed of it.
With assistance from Hanford Patrol’s K-9 bomb detection dogs, the agencies made a thorough sweep of other cans and areas of the park, but didn’t find any other items. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers with any anonymous information. You can call (509)-596-TIPS, or go to tricitiescrimestoppers.org.
All information given is confidential. Information leading to the direct apprehension of a wanted suspect, or information leading to a credible suspect can result in a cash reward.