January 4 –Around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday Night, the Seattle Fire Department Hazardous Material Team responded to an apartment on the 3200 block of Eastlake Avenue for reports of a suspicious package. Seattle Police Officers called the Hazardous Material Team to the scene after determining there was a potential credible threat.
The Seattle resident received a small package with an unfamiliar return address that contained a small “pill-sized” bottle that was wrapped in packaging tape. The resident did not open the container and called 911.
The Hazardous Material Team isolated the apartment and evacuated adjacent units as a precaution. Detection equipment did not pick up any atmospheric hazards coming from the package. The Seattle Police Department’s Arson Bomb Squad determined the package was not a threat and did not contain a hazardous material.
Shortly before 10 p.m., all of the residents were allowed to return to the 18 unit apartment complex.