Statement on Reported Pipe Bomb at Spokane Democrats HQ

No reported injuries at the scene and Spokane Police have taken a suspect into custody

For Immediate Release | December 9, 2020

SPOKANE — Following the apparent attempted bombing this morning at the offices of the Spokane County Democrats, Spokane County Democrats Chair Nicole Bishop and Washington State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski issued the following statement:

“We are so relieved that no one was harmed in this reprehensible act of violence. Our primary concern is for the safety of our volunteers and the broader community of Spokane. We urge every elected official and community leader to join us in condemning this apparently politically motivated act of violence. No one should have to fear for their life simply because they participate in our political process.”

No one who was present in the Spokane County Democrats HQ suffered significant injuries, though we cannot confirm whether any other office in the Teamsters’ building was occupied at the time of the incident. Spokane County Democrats are and will continue to cooperate with local law enforcement as they investigate this apparent crime. For more information, please contact the Spokane Police Department.