St. Helens mental health facility evacuated

Device was just a large, unexploded firework

St Helens Ore Police Patch
St Helens Ore Police Patch

ST. HELENS, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The Columbia Community Mental Health Pathways Treatment Center was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a bomb scare.

Around 1:30 p.m., St. Helens Police Chief Terry Moss said, a resident found what appeared to be a pipe bomb and brought it inside the facility, 185 N. 4th Street.

The facility was evacuated and the OSP Bomb Squad was brought in to investigate. They determined the device was a large, unexploded firework, Moss said.

Police crews left around 4:30 p.m. and no one was arrested.


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