Woman questioned after leaving suspicious package at Gov. Inslee’s office

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Bomb squad cleared suspicious suitcase left at Gov Inslee's office and allowed staff to return. (Credit: Washington State Patrol)


OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s office was evacuated for a few hours after a woman dropped off a cartoon-themed suitcase she said was for the governor and ran out of the Capitol.

Washington State Patrol spokesman Kyle Moore said that a bomb squad determined that the suitcase, which featured a one-eyed grinning monster, was filled with dry soup noodles, and the office was reopened.

Moore said the woman, whose name has not yet been released, was detained by troopers before she was able to leave the Capitol Campus in her white Mercedes, which she had left running.

She also left a desktop computer tower in the Supreme Court building across the street.


OLYMPIA — The Washington State Patrol bomb squad is investigating a suspicious package left at Governor Jay Inslee’s office in Olympia.

WSP Public Information Officer Kyle Moore says a woman is being questioned for dropping off a suitcase and then leaving.

Police have not been able to determine what is inside the suitcase.

State Patrol says Governor Inslee was not at his office during the incident and his staff has been evacuated.

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

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