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.
RPD closing roads around Boeing as they have located a suspicious package/Shutting down rds @ 8th/Garden, 5th/Park, 5th/Garden. 1 building evacuated as precaution. ATF/Port of Sea enroute 2 assist/avoid area & expect delays/RPD assisting only, media refer 2 Boeing PIO 4 info/sh pic.twitter.com/TubUvXrDkX
— Renton Police Dept. (@RentonpdWA) November 1, 2018