15th Avenue Bridge Closed After Possible Explosives Found In Encampment (UPDATED)

Police have closed the 15th Avenue bridge in the Ravenna neighborhood after two suspected pipe bombs were found near the bridge this morning.

Around 10am this morning, a city employee found two suspected pipe bombs in an encampment in Ravenna Park near the bridge—around 15th Avenue NE and NE Cowen Pl—and called police.

SPD’s Arson/Bomb Squad is on-scene.

Cowen/Ravenna Park remains open, but you should avoid the area near the bridge until police have finished their investigation.

UPDATE:

ABS has determined the suspected pipe bombs are in fact just harmless pipes.