Black Diamond Museum received a donation of old mining explosives

The police responded to the museum and discovered the explosives were deteriorated and unstable.

  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:30am
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Black Diamond Museum received a donation of old mining explosives

The following is press release from the Black Diamond Police Department.

On Aug. 2, Black Diamond Police responded to the Black Diamond Museum for a report of the Museum receiving a donation of old mining explosive blasting caps.

Police discovered the blasting caps were severely deteriorated and unstable.

The scene was secured, and the area was evacuated. Their partners at the Port of Seattle Explosives Unit responded and detonated the blasting caps. Although no foul play is suspected, Black Diamond Police are attempting to determine who donated the blasting caps to the museum.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Black Diamond Police at 253-631-1012




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