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Pipe Bomb Found Near Kiwanis Building in Columbia Park

Pipe bomb found in Columbia Park
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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

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.

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