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BELLEVUE, Wash. — Police turned out in force Friday for a “potential hazardous materials event”, and later explained that they arrested a suspect for allegedly possessing illegal narcotics.

A spokeswoman declined to identify the type of illegal narcotics.

One suspect was taken into custody, officials said.

Police responded to an incident about 2:20 p.m. near the intersection of 101st Avenue NE and NE 4th Street.

A bomb squad and a bomb defusing robot were seen by Q13 News reporters.

NE 4th Street between 100 and 102 Avenues NE was closed, officials said.