Friday, July 28, 2023

Explosions at homeless camp in Seattle believed to be bombs placed in ongoing war over the drug trade


An explosion at a homeless encampment outside Harborview Medical Center in Seattle was the result of "multiple explosive devices" being detonated, possibly in connection to an ongoing battle for control of the drug trade among the homeless, according to a newly-released police report.


People who survived the bombing told investigators that the former leader of the encampment had recently been replaced and had returned with a gun to rob people inside the fentanyl tent, the report states.

A witness said the former leader of the camp was known to make explosive devices from plastic buckets and had been teaching people in the encampment how to make the improvised explosive devices. The suspect is also connected in court filings to the drug trafficking operations in the area of 12th Ave and Jackson Street in Seattle.