Daily News Where you Live
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 NewsAdd a comment