Detectives Examine Suspicious Bag Left Outside Bus Tunnel, Find Hair Dryer

Police closed off streets around 3rd and Yesler just after 10 am Tuesday morning and called in the Arson/Bomb Squad (ABS) after security guards found a suspicious bag near the entrance to the Metro bus tunnel and the King County courthouse.

The guards believed they had seen wires in the bag, and since SPD takes reports of suspicious packages very seriously, ABS detectives—as they have many times before—cautiously examined the bag to find out what was inside.

The bag contained a hair dryer.

Police reopened streets around 3rd and Yesler at about 11:15 am.

While the Seattle Police Department has not received any information about a threat to Seattle following Monday’s tragic events in Boston, MA, the department is taking reasonable precautions to protect our community, and has increased patrols in our neighborhoods and around critical infrastructure.

Please don’t hesitate to call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

KC