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Park Explosion

Posted on 29th August 2011 at 08:01

Longview Police are looking into an explosion and fire reported early this morning at Windermere Park, located in the 2400 block of 48th Avenue. At 12:50 am, people living in the area reported hearing an explosion, then they saw that bark chips and a bench at the park were on fire. Officers and firefighters responded to the scene, finding out that the explosive device had been placed inside a garbage can. While they were checking the scene, another woman living near the park also reported that her garbage can had been blown up. She claims that a pipe bomb had been used. That has not been confirmed. The investigation into both incidents is continuing, with no suspects identified at this time.