Bomb Threat At Medical Clinic Turns Out To Be Yard Waste
A suspicious container wrapped in black plastic caused a bomb scare last Tuesday (Mar. 31st) at Shorewood Medical Clinic, located at 13014 12th Ave SW in Burien.
Upon opening for business Monday, office employees found a large container wrapped in black plastic left in their parking lot.
When employees returned Tuesday morning the container in question was still on the premises. Not wanting to disturb the package for lack of knowledge of its contents, employees called police. Within minutes, two Burien police officers and one King County officer, whom also happened to be a local bomb squad technician, were dispatched to investigate.
“I was very impressed with how quickly the police arrived.” said office administrator Chris Huskey.
Taking precaution, one Burien officer and the King County officer/bomb squad tech approached the container and opened it using a knife to reveal its contents.
Discovering an unpleasant odor, everyone was reassured when the contents were found to be yard waste decomposing.
The brief terrorist threat was reduced to level “yard clippings.”
Crisis averted and work resumed as usual.