Local residents celebrate Osama bin Laden’s death
May 3, 2011
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.