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Bremerton ferry returns to terminal because of 'terrorist threat'

The Bremerton Ferry returned to dock in Bremerton shortly after leaving Tuesday afternoon bound for Seattle The Bremerton Ferry returned to dock in Bremerton shortly after leaving Tuesday afternoon bound for Seattle

BREMERTON, Wash - The Washington State Patrol said the Hyak Ferry has returned to its terminal in Bremerton because of a "terrorist threat".  The ferry goes between Seattle and Bremerton.

Trooper Krista Hedstrom said the threat was called in at 12:45 p.m., about 5 minutes after the ferry left Bremerton. The ferry turned around and was immediately off-loaded.

The Patrol is responsible for security on state ferries.  Hedstrom said she was advised of the situation in Bremerton, but the case is being handled by the Department of Homeland Security.  Three boats from the Coast Guard are responding to the situation.

Another ferry leaving Seattle for Bremerton was redirected to Bainbridge Island.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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