On the early evening of Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, there was a large police/emergency response to the Burien Transit Center located on SW 148th Street.
Sgt. Eric White of the King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog that a female reported that a male known to her stole her wallet, and when she tried to take it back, he pointed a gun at her.
The suspect – a 21-year-old male – was found and taken in custody.
However, while looking for the weapon, police found what appeared to be an explosive device in the suspect’s backpack.
At this point, the Transit Center was closed temporarily, a large police and emergency response happened, and buses were rerouted.
The Bomb Disposal Unit responded and safely handled the device without incident.
There were no injuries.
This incident is still under investigation, and this all the information police released.