Via the Seattle Police Department twitter feed:
15th Avenue Bridge closed in Ravenna as ABS investigates possible explosive devices found in the area. More info on the Blotter shortly.
The helicopter that can be heard in our area is over the scene.
More updates here when we get them.
UPDATE (12:11 PM): Police have determined the the suspected explosive devices are harmless. Via twitter:
Suspected pipe bombs deemed harmless. Everything on 15th should be back to normal shortly.
UPDATE (12:15 PM):SeattlePI.com’s Casey McNerthney has the story from police:
The suspicious devices were found shortly after 10 a.m. near the 15th Avenue Northeast bridge, which was closed for more than 2 hours as detectives investigated. The devices, made with capped PVC pipes, were also found near a regular homeless encampment, detective Renee Witt said.
Read the full story on SeattlePI.com’s Seattle 911 blog.