By News-Register staff • 

Explosive device found in McMinnville park

Photo courtesy McMinnville Police Department##This explosive device was found Monday night at West Hills Community Park. It was detonated.
Photo courtesy McMinnville Police Department##This explosive device was found Monday night at West Hills Community Park. It was detonated.

An explosive device was found Monday night at West Hills Community Park, 2900 S.W. Second St., McMinnville police said.

Officers responded about 7:30 to the park on a report of a suspicious container having been seen.

Due to its appearance, the park was closed, and officers maintained a safe distance from the object.

The Oregon State Police Arson and Explosives Unit responded and detonated the container that had live explosive material inside.

Pieces of the container that were collected will be used as part of the investigation into the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact McMinnville police at 503-434-7307 and refer to case No. 15-1805.

Comments

listen*up

this town is being over run with low life scum,it's time to start showing them the county line!

mcmlibrary

They detonated the device at about 10 pm on a Monday night. We live in an apartment right on the park, and the noise sure surprised us! We thought someone was being shot.

treefarmer

This is a very disturbing story, I hope the N/R will provide some additional details soon.

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