Improvised Explosive Devices, better known simply as IEDs, usually conjure up visions of our troops being killed or wounded in Iraq.
Sadly, yet another caché of improvised weapons were snatched-up by LEOs (Law Enforcement Officials) in the Pacific Northwest cities of Seattle and Portland.
As reported by Shelby Talcott of the Daily Caller (emphasis mine);
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were reportedly seized from rioters in both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, according to authorities.
Seattle and Portland have been the scene of riots in recent months following the death of George Floyd. In Seattle, an autonomous zone – first dubbed the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” and later renamed the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” – was set up for weeks in June.
Portland has seen consistent violence from protesters as federal officers try to protect the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.
Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best announced Thursday that a recent search warrant found multiple weapons, including an improvised explosive, according to Q13’s Brandi Kruse. The warrant was for an impounded van taken at Saturday’s riot.
Other weapons reportedly found included bear spray, tasers and improvised spike strips, according to Best. The items were reportedly being given to people in the crowd.
BREAKING: @SeattlePD Chief Carmen Best announces search warrant served on a van impounded from Saturday’s riot yielded an improvised explosive, improvised spike strips, tasers, and bear spray. Chief Best claims items from van were being handed out to crowd. pic.twitter.com/HD2r3x2qvq— Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) July 29, 2020