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'Suspicious Backpack' Leads to Bomb Scare in Selah

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SELAH, Wash.-- Some tense moments in Selah Monday as military bomb disposal crews checked out a suspicious backpack.

An employee at the Selah Civic Center on First Street noticed the bag on a bench in front of the facility. She called the police around 10:30am.

Officials closed off several blocks of First Street to traffic and several businesses in the area were locked down.
Luckily, no explosives were found in the bag.

"We just wanted to make sure that if there was something in that backpack that was a problem, that you know, nobody was hurt and it's easier to be on the safe side," said David Kelly with the City of Selah.

Kelly says a man accidentally left his backpack on the bench when he caught the bus this morning. He later returned to the scene and claimed it.

The street was re-opened around 12:30pm.



SELAH, Wash. - The scene at the Selah Civic Center has been cleared.

Officials say a man accidentally left his backpack in front of the building while catching the bus this morning. The man showed up to the scene just a few minutes ago and picked up his bag.

SELAH, Wash. - A suspicious backpack was found in front of the Selah Civic Center Monday morning.

Selah fire officials say bomb disposal crews from the Yakima Training Center have been called to investigate

First Street in Selah is closed off between Jim Clements Way and Yakima Avenue.

Right now, they are not sure what's inside the backpack but they are taking every precaution to keep people safe. We'll bring you more details when they're available.