September 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM
Suspicious package at Seattle DOC office deemed safe
Seattle police have determined that a suspicious package found at a state Department of Corrections office in South Seattle is not dangerous.
Arson and Bomb Squad detectives were dispatched to the Seattle Community Justice Center, 1550 Fourth Ave. S., after the package was discovered, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Department of Corrections (DOC) staff and offenders were evacuated just before 3 p.m., she added.
Chad Lewis, DOC spokesman, said the package was sent to the office by a former offender. He said the building was cleared at 3:40 p.m. and ruled safe.
Witt could not be reached for additional information about the bomb scare.
The Community Justice Center is DOC’s biggest field office in Seattle. It is where offenders go to meet with their comunity corrections officers.
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