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A Warning for Pet Owners and Tennis Balls [Kent Police]

As the Fourth of July approaches, local law enforcement reminds residents to call 911 to report illegal fireworks and homemade items – including tennis ball bombs.

In a recent Kent community meeting between residents and police, someone asked, “How do you identify a tennis ball bomb?”

Kent police responded: “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. The tennis ball could also be completely wrapped in duct tape with a fuse sticking out.”

The warning of tampered tennis balls go beyond just the city of Kent.
Source:  KIRO 7 reports on the story (HERE).

KENT Police FB Page and meeting recap (HERE)

Credit: KENT Police Facebook
Credit: KENT Police Facebook

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