Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Port Shutdown in Seattle


A terminal at the Port of Seattle was evacuated on Wednesday and a bomb squad was investigating a ship container that alarmed bomb-sniffing dogs, a port spokesman said.

...there is no radiation from the cargo container.

The container first raised suspicion when a screening using gamma ray technology about the contents' density did not match the items listed on the ships' manifest.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Tara Molle said the ship's inventory list indicated the container held oily rags.

Bomb-sniffing dogs detected the possible presence of explosives.

The Coast Guard did not know where the ship originated.
Update 08-17: False alarm. No explosives or radioactive material were found.

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