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Backpack in tunnel at Capitol sparks bomb scare

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OLYMPIA -- A suspicious backpack found in a tunnel under a manhole on the Capitol campus sparked a bomb scare, but the package was quickly deemed harmless, containing only a six-pack of beer and some clothing.
The Washington State Patrol was notified Friday morning by Capitol grounds employees, who found the backpack after they noticed the manhole was ajar.
A bomb squad truck arrived and removed the backpack. Inside was a six-pack of Old Milwaukee beer and some clothing, said Washington State Patrol Sgt. Jason Hicks. A portion of a road near the manhole was briefly shut down while the bomb squad retrieved the package.
Hicks said that three bomb-sniffing dogs were going through the tunnels that spread underneath the state Capitol to ensure there's nothing else down there.

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