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.