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Man walks into Kirkland service station, claims he has bomb; none found

Police investigate in incident after a man said he had a bomb in a service station in Kirkland on Sunday, April 15, 2018. (Photo: KOMO News)

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- A man walked into a service station here Sunday and claimed he had a bomb and planned to set it off.

No bomb was found at the 76 service station at 11848 NE 85th St. in Kirkland, though the southbound exit ramp to eastbound 85th Street was blocked.

The man had told police over the telephone that he had the bomb on him. He would not let a female clerk in the service station leave. The man was later arrested, and the clerk was unharmed.

After no bomb was found, all traffic lanes were opened in Kirkland.

The man also said he had a bomb in another location in King County. The second place the suspect said he intended to bomb was the Church of Scientology on West Harrison Street in Seattle, police said. Seattle police officers responded to that location, but did not respond to requests for comment.


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