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Plastic pop bottle bomb shuts down portions of HWY 99 in Edmonds

Edmonds police said they found "remnants from one crude device" after an explosion was heard and determined it was a plastic pop bottle. Highway 99 has reopened.
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Edmonds police investigating an explosion heard in the area of HWY 99, Oct. 10, 2020.

EDMONDS, Wash. — A portion of Highway 99 in Edmonds was shut down Saturday afternoon while police investigated an explosion that was heard in the area. 

Edmonds police said they found "remnants from one crude device" and determined it was a plastic pop bottle. No injuries or property damage was reported. 

Police said they identified a male suspect in the incident and interviewed him, but no arrests were immediately made. The man is an Edmonds resident. 

Highway 99 between 238th Street SW and 234th Street SW was closed for several hours while police investigated. 

The Washington State Patrol assisted Edmonds police in searching the area for any other potentially dangerous devices.