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Downtown Leavenworth, Washington Evacuated Tuesday Night

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) – The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office ordered downtown Leavenworth evacuated Tuesday night after a male caller told a 911 dispatcher that he had placed an explosive device in a garbage can.

At 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said on Facebook that the area was safe.

They said downtown Leavenworth was searched and cleared by a bomb team and FBI K9 team.

The unidentified caller made the threat shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, prompting officials to mount a massive search for the device the caller said was placed in a trash receptacle located on Front Street.

Officers escorted people out of the area, the sheriff’s office said.


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