Explosives Disposal Unit Responds to Threat at Shriners

Ofc. Teresa Fuller

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2:33 p.m.

The Spokane Police Division responded to a threatening note left on a vehicle parked in from of Shriner’s Hospital in the 900 block of west 5th. Because of the nature of the note, the Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) was called to the scene. An explosives detection K9 was deployed at the scene and did not detect any dangerous substances, so the scene was cleared.

Just before 11:00am this morning, Feb. 24, 2016, staff at Shriner’s Hospital called Spokane Police to report they had found a threatening note on one of their vehicles parked at the front of the hospital. Shriner’s followed the protocol they have in place to keep their patients and families safe while officers worked to determine the validity of the threat.

Officers from SPD’s EDU responded with an explosives detection K9 to go over the grounds and search for any possible devices. Once EDU officers completed a sweep of the area, the note was collected as evidence.

The Spokane Police Division takes threats of this nature very seriously. This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.

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