WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Officials with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office say three men who were assembling a pipe bomb were injured when the device detonated in a Woodinville outbuilding.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton said in a news release deputies were notified of a large explosion at about 5:15 a.m. Sunday.
A 34-year-old man that deputies say had an outstanding warrant for escaping the Department of Corrections had his hand severed when the device exploded.
A 42-year-old man assisting in the assembly of the bomb severely injured his leg. A 52-year-old man who was also assisting also suffered leg injuries.
Members of the sheriff’s office bomb unit are investigating. The men’s identities have not been released.