Bomb Squad Destroys Suspicious Device in Arbor Lodge Park

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August 18, 2011 21:58

  

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This morning, Thursday August 18, 2011, at 8:02 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to Arbor Lodge Park, located at 2700 North Bryant Street, on the report of multiple suspicious devices found in the park.

The caller reported finding a soda bottle wrapped in tape that appeared to have already exploded as well as two tennis balls wrapped in tape with an exposed wire. The caller told 9-1-1 that one of the tennis balls appeared to have been set off but the other was intact.

Officers arrived and after assessing the devices, called for the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) to respond. Bomb Techs arrived and were able to destroy the one tennis ball that had not been exploded. Bomb Techs are checking the park for any additional evidence of bottle bombs or tennis ball devices.

No injuries were reported as a result of any of these devices.

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