April 30, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Abandoned light saber closes downtown bus tunnel
The Associated Press
The force wasn’t strong with an abandoned homemade light saber that briefly shut down the Seattle downtown bus tunnel.
Seattle police say on Sunday night a tunnel security guard found a suspicious looking device and called police, who shut down the tunnel while the bomb squad was called.
But the device turned out to be the handle of a homemade light saber, the fictional weapon that Jedis use in the Star Wars universe.
Police say the light saber was constructed of a flashlight, a plastic toy, duct tape, battery and a string.
Investigators say closed, this case is.
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