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Fake bomb left on bus after training exercise causes scare

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King County Sheriff’s Office, this dud’s for you.

A carefully crafted dummy pipe bomb that was inadvertently left behind after a Sheriff’s Office training exercise last week sparked an all-too-real bomb scare Monday morning when a passenger found it aboard a King County Metro bus.

The bus and nearby businesses in Kent’s East Hill neighborhood were evacuated and streets were closed for several hours while the sheriff’s bomb squad and a SWAT team responded.

A few hours after the report,…

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