Deputies leave behind fake bomb following exercise, prompts real evacuations


KENT, Wash. — Authorities said a suspicious device that prompted an evacuation of a bus in Washington on Monday was left behind during a bomb response training exercise, according to KCPQ.

A passenger found the device just before 8 a.m. on Monday. Roads in the area were closed for three hours while the bomb squad worked to secure the scene.

While investigating, a few members of the bomb squad realized the device was likely the same device that was used during a training exercise last week. Because they were not certain that the bomb was fake, they had to properly dispose of the package.

The fake device was designed to look like a real pipe bomb, further complicating the situation.

Deputies said they failed to make sure all of the fake devices were off the bus before it was returned to service.


Comments are closed.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 60,206 other followers