This morning at approximately 10:10 am, Washington State Patrol K9 Troopers working at the terminal were notified of a suspicious package located in the pedestrian waiting area of Colman Dock Ferry Terminal in Seattle.
The suspicious package was a wrapped present located underneath a Christmas tree in the terminal’s lobby. The Christmas tree itself was a decoration, and there had not been any presents located under the tree during its time displayed. Furthermore, there was no address label on the box itself which was concerning for responding emergency personnel.
Troopers and State Ferry employees worked to evacuate the terminal out of an abundance of caution. All inbound ferries were held away from the terminal until the package could be deemed safe.
The Seattle Police Department’s Bomb Squad responded to investigate the suspicious package and deemed it not to be a threat.
The Colman Ferry Terminal was reopened to both foot and vehicle traffic at approximately 10:50 am.
sourced – WSP Trooper Kevin Fortino – Kevin.Fortino@wsp.wa.gov