Third explosive found in Oregon coastal city this month

OSP crime lab examining evidence found at home in Warrenton

An Oregon State Police forensic trooper on scene of a crime scene (KOIN)
An Oregon State Police forensic trooper on scene of a crime scene in an undated file photo (KOIN)

WARRENTON, Ore. (KOIN 6) — An improvised explosive device was found at a home along the Oregon coast just 12 days after federal investigators recovered a similar device from the property, police confirmed Tuesday.

On Monday morning, an officer with the Warrenton Police Department was called to the home in the 200 block of Southeast Anchor Avenue.

Police Chief Mathew Workman said two people were cleaning a house on SE Anchor Avenue when they found a suspicious item while removing a large amount of garbage.

The home had been searched by FBI agents and the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 4, Workman said, though details of that incident have not been released. The DEA was also involved, officials said.

Troopers, who had shut down surrounding streets, were able to render the IED safe and confirmed its authenticity, Workman said. The remnants of the IED will be sent to the OSP Crime Lab for examination.

On Sept. 1, a suspicious item was found under a government vehicle in the 140 block of S Main Street in Warrenton, making Tuesday the third time this month bomb investigators were called to the city.

The cases remain under investigation.

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