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Suspicious backpack left outside Federal Courthouse contained clothes

On January 5th at 10:54 a.m. courthouse security found an abandoned backpack on the west side of the court house, main floor exterior.

Officers arrived on scene and cordoned off the area as a precaution.  Seattle Police Arson Bomb Squad detectives responded and took  control of the scene.  The backpack was x-rayed and examined by a Bomb Technician.  It was determined that the backpack contained clothing items.  Traffic was reopened.