Seattle port terminal bomb scare a false alarm

By
August 17, 2006 05:44

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Authorities evacuated dozens of workers and set up a half-mile perimeter around part of the city's port after a bomb-sniffing dog indicated that two shipping containers from Pakistan could contain explosives. By early evening Wednesday there was no sign of explosives and the port was preparing to resume normal operations, port spokesman David Schaefer said. Customs agents used a "gamma-ray" device at Terminal 18, south of downtown, to peer through the containers' steel walls and detected some items inside did not match the containers' manifest, agency spokesman Mike Milne said. The containers were checked by the bomb-sniffing dog. The dog reacted, but a bomb squad that searched the containers found nothing dangerous.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

French Gendarmes patrol past wooden barracks shops after a shooting in Strasbourg, France
December 12, 2018
Analysis: Strasbourg attack fits previous model of criminal-terror nexus in Europe

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN