Police: 'Suspicious item' in South Seattle not a threat to the public

Seattle Police were investigating a "suspicious item" left near Martin Luther King Jr Way and S Graham St. 

Officers closed down nearby streets and the Link light rail routes are paused in the area while they investigated. The roads have since re-opened.

The object appears to be a barrel with a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag sticking out of it, and Seattle Department of Transportation cameras appear to show two bomb disposal robot inspecting the object. 

Authorities have not indicated if the device is explosive or dangerous in any manner, but they cleared the area out of caution.

Just before 2 p.m., the road was reopened and police said the item was "not a danger to the public." 

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