Washington police warn about 'tennis ball bombs'

- Police in one Washington state community are repeating a warning to dog owners about the potential for "tennis ball bombs."

The Kent Police Department shared a photo at a recent community meeting in response to a question from a resident.

"A tennis ball bomb is very easy to identify. It is a real tennis ball that has some sort of fuse sticking out of it," their post explained.  "The tennis ball could also be completely wrapped in duct tape with a fuse sticking out."

KING-TV reported that a geocacher found a bag of homemade tennis ball bombs back in February, but it was not immediately clear if any such devices were found recently.

The station suggested that, with Independence Day around the corner, dog owners should be on the lookout for more.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Washington police warn about 'tennis ball bombs'
  • Barcelona Terror Attack: 13 dead, 50 injured after van drives into crowd in Las Ramblas district
  • Woman's long-lost diamond ring found on carrot in garden
  • Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'
  • Powerball jackpot reaches $510 million
  • Dogs surf to raise awareness about pet euthanasia
  • Pursuit suspect falls to his death at Port of LA after chase, standoff
  • Family holds Christmas early for dad with terminal cancer
  • Natalee Holloway's dad reveals he found human remains in Aruba
  • 'Philly is Charlottesville' marchers stand united against racism