Suspicious package found at Boeing was empty

One building was evacuated with multiple road closures.

A suspicious package was located at Boeing facilities in Renton around 11 a.m. this morning. Renton Police Department tweeted the package has since been found to be empty and roads were reopened around noon.

Renton Police shut down roads at Garden Avenue North and surrounding areas, according to their Twitter account. Park Avenue North had a road closure but was reopened.

One building was evacuated as a precaution. Boeing’s Paul Bergman said the employees at the 1016 building were evacuated, but since it is outside of the fence, production wasn’t impacted by the evacuation.

Port of Seattle and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrived to assist.

More in News

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo
King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

Renton city council split on I-976

Council chooses to take no official stance on car tabs initiative

Need more friends? Try reading this

Local author, psychologist offers advice on personal relationships

Body cameras? Renton is starting talks again

After four years the city is considering the new equipment

A rundown of Renton’s ballot

Ballots mailed out this week to voters

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Garth Smith’s “final” sermon at Springbrook Church of Christ, Sunday, Oct. 13. At 90, he has been devoted to his faith, as well as his marriage, for over 70 years.
A birthday, an anniversary and one last homily

Garth Smith celebrates turning 90 with a message for his church family

Mayor wants to reexamine trash services

Renton considers trash service contracts

Most Read