Bank Robber Claims To Have A Bomb Resulting In Havoc For Silver Lake Commute

October 22, 2021

Police Blotter

19th SE in front of the Key Bank was closed as was 110th SE.

A robot from the Inter-agency Bomb Squad enters the bank.

A tech with the bomb squad watches from a safe distance as the robot works in the bank.

A bomb tech exits the bank and gives the all-clear for employees to return and detectives to begin their investigation.

19th SE was closed for about five hours.

On a regular Friday afternoon the commute can be challenging around 112th and 19th Ave SE in the Silver Lake neighborhood of south Everett, Washington.

Friday afternoon things got really messy as a man entered the Key Bank Branch at 110th and 19th Ave SE shortly after 5 PM, displayed an object and announced he had a bomb.

He demanded and got away with an undisclosed amount of money, leaving the object behind.

Bank employees evacuated and Everett Police closed down 19th Avenue SE between 110th and 112th. The Safeway parking lot was also shut down as was 110th SE.

Traffic was diverted through the Silver Lake Shopping Center and roads in the area quickly backed up.

The Washington State Patrol Interagency Bomb Squad responded and sent a robot into the bank multiple times.

Bomb technicians then entered the bank and examined the object determining it was not an active explosive.

The bank was turned over to detectives who had been waiting for the all-clear to begin their investigation.

At this writing they were examining video and collecting evidence and no suspect information was immediately available.

The roads were re-opened shortly after 10:00 PM.

We’ll update as information is made available. Here are some photos from the incident.

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