Shoreline couple find what appears to be a military explosive

Saturday, August 29, 2015

An elderly couple brought in what appeared to be a military explosive device to the Shoreline Police Station at N 185th and Midvale on Friday, August 28.

As per standard procedure, the Police Station was evacuated, the nearby intersection was cordoned off, and personnel from the King County Sheriff Bomb Disposal Unit were called.

Initial research of the device determined that it was an inert/non-explosive training device from World War II.

The Bomb Disposal Unit secured the item which turned out to be a non-explosive World War II training marking round.

The intersection and police station were reopened at 2:29pm.

Police ask that if you find a suspicious explosive device, call 911, rather than transporting it. If you have guns for disposal, you can take them to the police station but leave them in the car, go inside and explain.


Tom Jamieson August 29, 2015 at 12:58 PM  

Ageism is as harmful as any other form of stereotyping. Referring to these people as an elderly couple implies that they executed poor judgment BECAUSE they are elderly. The SAN did that in March, too, when reporting an "elderly woman" hit the gas instead of the brake and ran off the road into a laurel bush. When a car slammed into Jo-Ann Fabric storefront four years ago, same thing -- elderly occupants. Unless there is a formal investigation, concluding age as the cause, please do not imply it. It isn't fair.

Anonymous,  August 30, 2015 at 7:39 AM  

Wait until a formal investigation to report on age, gender or race? How PC.

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