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23 Jul 2014
24 Jul 2014
Woman hurt when device blasts Aloha portable toilet
A woman was injured Saturday afternoon when a suspicious device blew up inside a portal toilet near the International School of Beaverton.
Washington County sheriff's deputies 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 non-life-threatening injuries. Stimler said it appears that 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 was 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.
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