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Suspicious bag shuts down ferry route in Edmonds

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EDMONDS, Wash. — The Edmonds/Kingston ferry route was shut down for about 3 hours Sunday after passengers noticed a bag with wires hanging out of it.

Ian Sterling from WSDOT says passengers were disembarking the Puyallup on the Kingston to Edmonds run when the bag was discovered about 1:30 p.m.

A 500-yard safety zone has been established around the Edmonds/Kingston terminal while law enforcement searched the boat and investigated the bag.

The Spokane was also diverted to Seattle to ease delays.

As of 4 p.m., the Edmonds/Kingston Route resumed its normal schedule after authorities determined there was no threat.

However, expect long delays throughout the ferry system.

We’ll update this article when more information becomes available.