Deputies: Pipe bomb found at Spanaway construction site; 3 suspects arrested

Deputies: Pipe bomb found at Spanaway construction site; 3 suspects arrested

SPANAWAY, Wash. — Three people were taken into custody Monday after a pipe bomb was found at a Spanaway construction site.

At about 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a site on 176th Street East near Waller Road.

Deputies said the caller said that he had detained a man in a theft from the property and the suspect told the caller he had a pipe bomb.

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When deputies arrived, they learned there were two other suspects who fled on bicycles. They were a 29-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man, who were both later located and booked into jail for first-degree burglary.

According to deputies, the suspect did have a pipe bomb, which resulted in nearby road closures.

The was taken into custody and later booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary and possession of an explosive.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad determined that the pipe bomb contained explosive material and the exterior was covered in shrapnel.

Deputies were able to detonate the pipe bomb.

No injuries were reported.

The roadways were re-opened at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The investigation remains ongoing.