Queen Anne bomb scare

This happened fairly close to where I used to live in Queen Anne:

Several blocks on Queen Anne were evacuated Thursday evening after what appeared to be a pipe bomb was discovered near a Safeway store.

An off duty Seattle police officer was at the store when he found a suspicious package and called 911, said Seattle Police Officer Rich Pruitt. When other officers arrived, they determined it looked like a homemade pipe bomb and called in the bomb squad.

A member of that team put the device into an explosive proof container, and then it was taken to what appeared to be an armored vehicle.

In the meantime, two blocks north and south of First Avenue West near Republican Street were evacuated.

No injuries were reported.

It’s not too clear whether or not the device was actually a bomb, but it is still a little scary.

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