Spokane Police arrest man who set off explosive device in Bemiss neighborhood

  • Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review
  • Published: 06/28/2020 08:10 PM

Authorities quickly arrested a teenager thanks to the help of witnesses after an explosion in a residential neighborhood near Rogers High School on Sunday afternoon. Police received reports of a loud explosion in the 1700 block of East Rockwell Avenue at about 4 p.m. Sunday, according to a Spokane Police Department news release . Before the explosion a man wearing a mask carrying a Shop-Vac style vacuum was seen walking down the street, then running back toward where he had just come from. Moments later the explosion was heard, witnesses told police. The vacuum exploded, damaging three cars parked on the street with evidence of the explosion found up to 75 feet away. Witnesses described the suspect to police when they arrived on scene.


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