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"Device" Found At Key Bank

Authorities confirm that there was a threat on Tuesday at the branch at 40th Avenue and Bridgeport Way West. It prompted a sweeping police response.

Authorities are investigating a device that was related to a bomb threat at a University Place bank Tuesday.

University Place Police Chief Rusty Wilder confirmed the incident at the to Patch, although he declined to give details because the investigation is ongoing.

"We did have a device," he said.

Patch began to receive word that there was a large police response to the bank on its Facebook page around 4 p.m., Tuesday, with both and at the scene.

Patch will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

Jacqueline April 07, 2011 at 06:12 PM
There were 2 firetrucks blocking off traffic. One was parked at the intersection of 44th street & Bridgeport and the other was parked on 40th & Bridgeport. Traffic was detoured by the firetruck thru the jack-in-the-box parking lot and then a police car blocked off 40th street so traffic had to detour by driving in back of Captain Nemos Restaurant. Access to the bank was blocked off with yellow caution tape surrounding the perimeter of the bank with an unmarked police car in the back of the building.

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