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Woman injured in Aloha explosion

A woman was injured Saturday afternoon when a suspicious device blew up inside a portable toilet near the International School of Beaverton in Aloha.

Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office reported that the device, which was not a pipe bomb, detonated at about 12:30 p.m. June 21, near the school at 17770 S.W. Blanton St.

Sgt. Vince Stimler, sheriff's office spokesperson, said deputies have “a fairly good idea of what the device was,” but was unable to immediately release specific details.

The woman hurt in the blast was taken to a local hospital with what deputies described as injuries that were not life-threatening. Stimler said it appears the device went off inside a portable toilet while the woman was inside.

“The victim reported a loud bang,” Stimler said.

The woman's name and medical condition were not released.

The school was evacuated and searched, Stimler said. At the time of the explosion, there was a softball tournament nearby with four teams, some from out of town, Stimler said.

A nearby apartment complex was locked down until deputies could search the area.

— KOIN 6 News

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