Bomb scare at Seattle Port unfounded

| 8/17/2006

Several dozen truckers and other workers were cleared out of a Port of Seattle terminal Wednesday when bomb-sniffing dogs indicated there were explosives inside a container from Pakistan.

However, the Seattle Times reported that there wasn’t any bomb.

The scare, which occurred at Terminal 18 of Harbor Island, was shut down for about three hours. Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in after a gamma-imaging scanner spotted some objects that weren’t on the shipping list.

When they opened the container, investigators found only clothing, bedding and rags, the Times reported.