Suspicious Package found at DSHS in Yakima, Leads to In-Depth Investigation
YAKIMA, Wash.- Yakima police on edge Thursday night after a bomb threat in Yakima. A suspicious package was found in the parking lot of DSHS on 16th Avenue, and led to an in-depth investigation. After two hours, police say they found nothing more than a box with an empty printer cartridge inside of it. Police say DSHS employees that called to report the suspcious package did the right thing.
The call came in just before one o'clock. When police arrived they found a partially opened box with a wire sticking out. That's when they called in the army bomb squad, ATF and the FBI to investigate. It took about two hours, and during that time, a one block radius was closed to traffic around DSHS. About 225 workers inside DSHS were evacuated.
Police are looking for the suspect who dropped off the suspicious box. He's described as a white man, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, late teens to early twenties. Anyone with any information, call 911.