Local residents celebrate Osama bin Laden’s death

May 3, 2011

By Staff

Issaquah residents set off fireworks late May 1 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. Police did not respond to any fireworks-related calls during the celebrations.

Usually, Issaquah Police Department officers issue a verbal warning for fireworks and confiscate them on 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 “Local residents celebrate Osama bin Laden’s death”

  1. David Beckenbaugh on May 5th, 2011 8:16 am

    I could not celebrate for I feel genuinely sorry for Bin Laden. He died hiding out, unable to walk freely, and he now stands before his God, already a condemned, empty, friendless man who will be remebered by most for the misery he has caused. Celebrate the violent death of anyone? Sorry. I will leave that to others. In resisting the Vietnam era draft, Muhhammad Ali…. “I don’t hate anyone….”
    Those are good words to remember.

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