Seattle Police: pipe strapped to body was not bomb - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Seattle Police: pipe strapped to body was not bomb


















(The suspect said he was a vampire and told a homeless shelter's
staff they were food)



SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Police say the suspicious looking device taped to the arm of a man wandering around downtown Seattle on Friday morning was not a bomb.
     
Police were called to the area near the King County Courthouse after a man entered a homeless shelter told the staff he was a vampire and threatened to blow up the building.

Shelter staff said the man also said he needed food and that they, the staff, were the food.

Shelter staff then told him to leave and called the police.
     
He complied with officers who rushed to the scene and voluntarily removed the suspicious device.
     
Seattle Police say detectives from the city's bomb squad have determined that the device was fashioned to look like a pipe bomb but it was not an explosive.

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