Tukwila police closed down part of Southcenter Boulevard Tuesday afternoon to investigate a suspicious item found at a bus stop. Courtesy Tukwila Police Department

Tukwila police closed down part of Southcenter Boulevard Tuesday afternoon to investigate a suspicious item found at a bus stop. Courtesy Tukwila Police Department

Suspicious item at bus stop identified as rice cooker | UPDATE

Southcenter Boulevard has re-opened to traffic.

Southcenter Boulevard in Tukwila was closed for a couple of hours Tuesday afternoon between 61st Avenue South and 65th Avenue South while police investigated a suspicious item found a bus stop. The item turned out to be a rice cooker.

The Port of Seattle Bomb Squad opened the item, which was sitting on a bench at the bus stop, remotely, according to the Tukwila Police Department.

Tukwila police first posted about the road closure on its Twitter account at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, and advised drivers to find alternate routes in a follow up post. The road re-opened shortly after 4 p.m.

A rice cooker left at Tukwila bus stop led to a closure of Southcenter Boulevard for a couple of hours while police determined what the item was. Courtesy Tukwila Police Department

A rice cooker left at Tukwila bus stop led to a closure of Southcenter Boulevard for a couple of hours while police determined what the item was. Courtesy Tukwila Police Department

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