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16 Aug 06,, 23:09
Seattle port terminal evacuated
Associated Press

SEATTLE - Authorities set up a half-mile perimeter around a terminal at the city's port Wednesday after bomb-sniffing dogs indicated that at least one container recently unloaded from a ship could contain explosives.

Dozens of personnel were evacuated from Terminal 18, south of downtown. A bomb squad was set to examine the container and determine its contents.

The container was taken off the ship because of questions about a manifest, port spokesman David Schaefer said.

"The bomb-sniffing dogs did what bomb-sniffing dogs do, and it caused us to be worried there might be explosives," Schaefer said.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike Zolzer said the container was supposed to contain oily rags, but authorities apparently found items that did not match that description.

Zolzer said he did not know where the ship originated.

Terminal 18 covers nearly 200 acres, making it the port's largest container terminal and one of the largest in the nation. It serves more than 20 steamship lines and receives more than 40 vessels each month.

link to news (http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/15288970.htm)

CNN and Fox are reporting that two containers from Pakistan contain suspicious items... :eek: . Apparently the items do not match the manifest. More to follow

News reports are saying that container is from Pakistan. Wait and watch.

seattle port - pakistan (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/281443_terminal17ww.html?source=mypi)

Update - No explosives found in containers. ;)

16 Aug 06,, 23:43
Hmmm, I'll have to call my buddies at SSA and see what was going on...