Suspicious Package Shuts Pike & Broadway On Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Seattle was on scene as police cordoned off a busy section of Capitol Hill last night after someone reported a suspicious package left on the street.

Seattle Police have called out the bomb squad and shut down East Pike between Broadway and 11th Wednesday night to investigate a bag left on the corner of Pike and 10th.

9: 16PM – The incident began unfolding just before 9 PM. Meanwhile, many other areas of the city are locked down as President Obama arrives in Seattle for a night’s stay downtown before Thursday’s rally at UW for the Patty Murray campaign. 

9:26PM – Billfrog83 files a YouReport from the scene: Suspicious package by light pole between pike and pine on tenth. Cops have roads blocked off.

As is usually the case, the suspicious package turned out to be harmless.