Police: Explosive found planted on car at Auburn gas station

AUBURN, Wash. -- The Federal Way Bomb Squad defused an improvised explosive device found inside the fuel hatch of a car on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said a woman found a suspicious device inside the fuel hatch of her car when she stopped at the Fred Meyer gas station at 801 Auburn Way N. around 5 p.m.

She contacted police, who called the bomb squad to the scene. Investigators transported the device to a safe area where they neutralized it.

"Test of the device showed that the device was actually an IED," Auburn police said.

Police do not believe this was a random act.

No other details surrounding the incident were immediately available, and the investigation is ongoing.