On Sunday 11-25-18 at about 12:15pm a person reported finding what he thought was a pipe bomb in the trunk of a vehicle in the 5000 block of Washburn Way. Additional details about why the device was there or if it was real are not currently available.

Multiple agencies including Klamath County Sheriff, ODOT, KCFD1, and Oregon State Police responded.


Upon arrival, police officers identified a device that appeared to be a pipe bomb. The device was observed from a distance.

As a precaution, Washburn Way was closed between Joe Wright Road and South Side Bypass for several hours.

A police bomb squad responded and rendered the device safe. Washburn Way was closed from about 12:30pm until 3:37pm.

We will report additional details if and when a press release is obtained.

The above image shows the Washburn Way closure on Sunday. Photo by Klamath Alerts.

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