Explosive In Car? No, Just Coffee - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Explosive In Car? No, Just Coffee

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says bomb technicians responded and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were temporarily closed after a motorist reported there might be an
explosive in his car.

Trooper Keith Leary says the object turned out to be a container of ground coffee.

Leary says the man was driving north from Everett on Wednesday and noticed something in the back of his vehicle. He pulled off the highway and called for help, telling authorities he sometimes
leaves his car door open and was concerned the object might be a possible explosive.

Northbound freeway lanes and the exit to State Highway 532 were reopened by Wednesday afternoon.

Its unclear why the man believed he was carrying an explosive.
      

      
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