Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Bomb on the bus? Never mind
We weren't there to witness the excitement, but we understand that E. Madison Street between Broadmoor and the business district was closed for a brief time around 5 pm yesterday while police investigated a "suspicious package" discovered on a Metro bus. Because the evacuated bus was parked on Madison near the residence of the Russian Consul (at 38th Avenue E.), several of our readers wondered if the multiple Seattle Police units (plus at least one King County Sheriff vehicle) were on the scene because of some incident occurring on Russian territory.
Not so, according to the Seattle Police. After a brief investigation, the officers determined that the package found on the bus was not suspicious and the bomb squad did not need to be mobilized. Traffic was restored to Madison Street and the bus continued on its way.