Police: Man injured after explosive device on parking pay station detonates


SEATTLE - A man was injured early Sunday morning after he was struck and claimed he was passing by a parking pay station where an attached explosive device detonated, according to the Seattle Police Department.


Police said their 911 center received a call around 12:30 a.m. from the emergency room at Swedish Hospital in Ballard of a report that a man had been injured in an explosion.


Officers responded to investigate the incident.


According to police, the man claimed that he was walking with a friend near Northwest 54th Street and 32nd Avenue Northwest when he heard an explosion.


The man noticed he was struck in the arm by something and was bleeding, according to police.


The man and his friend flagged down a passing car to drive them to a nearby hospital to be treated, and his injuries were non-life threatening.


The Seattle Police Department’s arson and bomb unit and CSI went to the scene where the man and his friend heard the explosion to investigate.


Police said detectives believe that the incident appears to be an act of vandalism gone awry.


The investigation will remain open and active.