More details emerged Monday afternoon about a makeshift bomb that exploded in downtown Bremerton last week.
Police arrested 33-year-old David Joseph Lund of Port Orchard over the weekend in connection to the incident, reported around 1:45 p.m. last Wednesday.
“It shook this whole place up,” witness Vernon Parrow said of the explosive, which police say “appeared to be comprised of rubber, black tape and fiberglass of some sort,” according to a certificate of probable cause filed Monday in Kitsap County.
No injuries were reported in the explosion, which rocked a portion of downtown Bremerton on Halloween day, and surprised a number of witnesses gathered at the Kitsap Rescue Mission across the street.
“It was literally right next to us,” Jacob Osborn said. “I saw smoke like something was on fire.”
The blast “sent several rubber chunks and pieces of fiber glass over 130-150 feet in several directions,” court filings state. “One piece of rubber flew into the side of a vehicle, causing a large dent in the rear door.”
“David placed the device next to a building and lit it,” an officer wrote. “[He] left the area with no regards to who could walk, ride or drive past the device.”
Lund is well-known to the Bremerton Police Department and was arrested once before for “throwing fireworks at another person,” according to police. During questioning, one witness said the Lund told him, “I usually do that on New Year’s,” according to police.
Lund was charged with the malicious explosion of a substance in the third degree, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He is being held on $50,000 bail.