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Car bomb explodes at Washington funeral, police search for suspect

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Washington State police are searching for a suspect who allegedly placed an explosive in a funeral-goer’s car, causing the vehicle to blow up.

Authorities in Auburn, Washington, said a passenger in a dark sedan placed the bomb while the victim attended a funeral at Mountain View Cemetery on August 23.

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No one was injured in the explosion, though the vehicle and surrounding trees were destroyed.

An explosive device was placed in a funeral-goer's car on August 23 at Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn police say.

An explosive device was placed in a funeral-goer’s car on August 23 at Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn police say.
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The Auburn Police Department said that city employees followed the suspect’s car, which prompted the passenger to fire gunshots towards them.

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“City of Auburn employees followed the suspect’s vehicle as it fled the area,” the Auburn Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “The suspect vehicle’s passenger then shot several rounds at the employees as they followed.”

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Police say the vehicle is a black Acura RL with no license plates. The suspect is described as a tall man wearing a black ski mask. 

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Auburn is a moderately-sized city roughly 26 miles south of Seattle.

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Auburn police urge anyone with information relating to this case to call their tip line at 253-288-7403.

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