Suspect Arrested In Explosion Outside Historic Monte Cristo Building

April 21, 2021

Police Blotter

Editor’s Update Thursday 4/22/2021 4:20 PM: Today a judge in Everett found probable cause to hold the man on $50,000.00 bail after reviewing probable cause documents submitted by Everett Police. In the documents detectives wrote the suspect told them he found the device in an abandonded house in Tacoma and wanted to see how loud the explosive was. They did not identify the type of explosive. The suspect’s defense attorney tried to argue there was no intent to harm so there was no probable cause but the prosecutor disagreed saying the suspect didn’t take the explosive to a distant area but set it off next to an occupied apartment building. Prosecutors now have three days to file formal charges or release the suspect from jail.

Monte Cristo

Multiple windows were shattered on the east side of the building.

Officers examine the wall of the building on the alley side.

Everett Police today arrested and booked into jail a suspect in an explosion that broke several windows at the Monte Cristo building in downtown Everett last Tuesday, April 13th.

The suspect was a 45-year-old man who Everett Police say lived in the building. This morning they served a warrant at an apartment in the Monte Cristo and arrested the suspect. After an interview by detectives, the suspect was booked into the Snohomish County on suspicion of four felonies.

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm 1st degree
  • Malicious Placement of an explosive 2nd degree
  • Malicious Mischief 2nd degree involving explosives
  • Arson 1st degree
  • According to Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell the suspect told detectives he found the device and wanted to see how loud it would be.

    The suspect will make his first court appearance tomorrow (Thursday) in a probable cause hearing in Everett. No one was injured in the explosion last week.

    Due to the nature of the investigation, Snell told the FBI, ATF, and Washington State Patrol Interagency Bomb Squad provided assistance

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