Around 8 p.m. Tuesday a 911 caller said that a bomb had been placed in a trash can near 8th Street and Front Street in downtown Leavenworth.
Authorities immediately evacuated a large portion of the downtown corridor. Highway 2 was closed in the area and traffic rerouted. Nearby Cascade Medical was put under lockdown.
Just before 2:30 a.m. KIRO 7 was told that the area had been cleared and peopled were being allowed to return.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said no device was found.
SR2 closed between ICICLE RD (MP99) and EAST LEAVENWORTH RD (MP100-5). WSP units at the closure points. @WSDOT_East .— Trooper John Bryant (@wspd6pio) December 30, 2020