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Bomb scare forces temporary Sutton Park closure


August 3, 2017

John McCallum

The Explosive Disposal Unit's robot climbs the Sutton Park gazebo steps to get into position to detonate a suspicious object thought to possibly be a bomb.

Cheney's Sutton Park was shutdown last Thursday due to a suspicious object law enforcement officials thought might be a bomb found inside the park's gazebo.

Police Chief John Hensley said they received a call around 11 a.m. from staff at the nearby Eastern Washington University Children's Center, who noticed the object while using the park along with children from the facility. Officer Matt Pumphrey responded and approached the gazebo, seeing what was described as a Gatorade bottle wrapped in wires and a small, black box attached to the bottom, what Hensley said they thought might be a time...

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