LONG BEACH, Wash. (AP) - Police say they have found and detonated two bombs left in downtown Long Beach, Washington.
The Chinook Observer reports the devices were found on Monday after receiving a report of a suspicious bag left near public restrooms.
Kimberly Hidgon told KOIN 6 News her grandson is the one who found the bag and called police.
"He just kicked it and he said that he felt something kind of suspicious and he called the cops and the cops came down and investigated and that's when they said 'there's a bomb,'" Higdon said.
Police Officer Jeff Cutting found the bag contained jars filled with a gelatin material and wires.
He asked dispatch to contact the State Patrol Bomb squad, which arrived four hours later.
The bombs contained shrapnel, gunshot shells and possibly rat poison, Cutting said. They were buried in the ground and detonated.
Warren Lockwood said the disturbance got everyone talking.
"Everybody was like, 'what was that big explosion we heard,'" Lockwood said. "'That's what it was -- the police blowing it up."
KOIN 6 News contributed to this report.