Bomb threat disrupts Port Townsend ferry service

PORT TOWNSEND — A bomb threat prompted cancellation of four sailings Tuesday evening on Washington State Ferries’ Port Townsend-Coupeville route.

The Peninsula Daily News reported that state troopers, bomb-sniffing dogs and other law enforcement officers searched the two Port Townsend ferries, the Port Townsend terminal, parking lot and docks — but found nothing.

The ferry system announced that service was back to normal with the 8:30 p.m. Port Townsend run to Coupeville and the 9:15 p.m. Coupeville sailing to Port Townsend.

The closure lasted about 3 ½ hours.

The State Patrol says the threat came in a text message that indicated a bomb on a ferry or at the Port Townsend terminal.

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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com

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