Suspicious bag found on Metro bus in Kent was police training aid

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The street is closed and a Metro bus evacuated while bomb squad techs investigate a suspicious bag left on the bus in Kent.

KENT, Wash. - A suspicious bag  found on a Metro bus in Kent that caused an hours-long road closure and an evacuation of passengers turned out to be a King County Sheriff's Office training aid.

The bag was reported at 7:51 a.m. Monday on the bus at Southeast 240th Street and 104th Southeast.

King County Sheriff’s Office bomb technicians responded and a robot was used to destroy the bag.  The Sheriff's Office later sent out a tweet apologizing to the drivers and businesses on Kent's East Hill who were impacted by the incident, saying their training aid was at fault.

 Southeast 240th Street  finally reopened around noon.

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