Investigating officers examined the suspicious device and determined that it was a possible threat. A safety parameter was established and the Richland Bomb Squad was notified and responded to the scene. The device was determined to be a pipe bomb and was disposed of by the Richland Police Department Bomb Squad.
As a secondary safety precaution, KPD requested assistance from Hanford Patrol to utilize their explosive detection K-9 team. Hanford Patrol responded and checked the area however no additional devices were located. We are asking anyone with information to contact the Kennewick Police Department.