MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Marysville Police are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect or suspects who placed this improvised explosive device underneath the Jackson's Shell Gas Station sign.
Marysville Patrol Officers were to 1209 4th Street today after a caller observed an item on the Northwest corner of the property, which resembled a firework-type mortar with a large fuse coming out of it.
Officers arrived on scene and immediately cleared the gas station of employees and customers, closing the business during the investigation. Surrounding residences who were also potentially at risk were evacuated.
Officers and Marysville Fire Department determined the item to be a legitimate threat, and requested the assistance of Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad.
WSP arrived on scene and rendered the device safe.
It appeared that the person(s) who left the device did attempt to light it but were unsuccessful.
This is an ongoing investigation and officers are asking anyone who may have seen something around 1:30 PM today, to please report to Marysville Police at 360-363-8300.
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