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Arlington Police seek information on bomb threat


Arlington Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect that made multiple bomb threats to the Arlington Rite Aid, located in the 17200 block of Smokey Point Blvd., on Dec. 30, 2016. Shortly before 8 p.m., Arlington Police were dispatched to a report of multiple phoned in threats alleging a bomb was present in the building.

In an abundance of caution, Rite Aid managers evacuated all employees and customers from the building as officers were arriving on scene. Customers and employees of open businesses in the adjacent commercial complex were requested to shelter in place while officers investigated the threat. In addition, 172nd St. NE and Smokey Point Blvd. near the Rite Aid were closed to traffic during the investigation.

At the request of the Arlington Police Department, the Washington State Patrol Explosives Unit and K9 team responded to complete a building search for any explosive devices. The team completed a full exterior and interior building search and did not locate any explosive devices. All roadways and stores in the area were reopened at 10:15 p.m. In addition to the Washington State Patrol, Arlington Police received assistance from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Marysville Police, Stillaguamish Tribal Police, and Everett Police.

Anyone with information on the bomb threats are requested to contact the Arlington Police Department at 360-403-3400, email at, or call 911.


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