Cops blow up flashlight outside Seattle FBI HQ

Cops blow up flashlight outside Seattle FBI HQ

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on October 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Concerned about a suspicious device, police detonated what turned out to be a flashlight outside the FBI offices in downtown Seattle Monday morning.

The flashlight caught the attention of security guards at the Abraham Lincoln building near 3rd and Seneca around 2:00 a.m.

The flashlight had a blinking red light, according to FBI spokesperson Ayn Dietrich. It was found on top of a metal grate that surrounds a sidewalk tree.

Police were immediately concerned because the building where the flashlight was found houses FBI offices.

As a precaution, a bomb squad robot was used to detonate the item.

Soon after, officers determined the flashlight was not rigged to be an explosive.

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