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Three Men Injured while Assembling Pipe Bomb Yesterday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 21, 2015

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line:  425-249-6263

WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Yesterday, three men were injured when a pipe bomb they were assembling detonated in an outbuilding at the 23000 block of 106th Dr SE.  Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified of the incident around 5:15 a.m. when witnesses called 911 to report the sound of large explosion.  The 34 year-old man who was assembling the device had his hand severed by the explosion.  He was transported to Harborview Medical Center. Deputies confirmed that he had an outstanding warrant for escape from the Department of Corrections.

A 42 year-old man assisting in the assembly of the device suffered a severe leg injury and was transported to Evergreen Hospital.  A 52 year-old man assisting also suffered leg injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office bomb unit is investigating the incident.