Issaquah residents celebrate announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death

May 1, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 9:30 p.m. May 1, 2011

Issaquah residents set off fireworks Sunday night upon hearing President Barack Obama announce the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden in a military operation.

The impromptu celebrations could be heard near Klahanie and in downtown Issaquah as residents celebrated almost a decade after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Usually, Issaquah Police Department officers issue a verbal warning for fireworks and confiscate fireworks for a first offense. If police catch revelers putting off fireworks again, a citation is issued.

King County limits putting off fireworks in unincorporated areas to Independence Day and New Year’s Eve.

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One Response to “Issaquah residents celebrate announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death”

  1. Anonymous on May 1st, 2011 10:36 pm

    for heaven’s sake let the people of issaquah celebrate a great day. I remember hearing fireworks for a week before the 4th of july. Just keep your dogs and cats in the house and enjoy. Cody

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