The "suspicious" placement of an abandoned briefcase triggered an evacuation of Market Place and Friday Harbor Food Bank on Market Street in Friday Harbor around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14.
Two members of the bomb squad based in Marysville - Sgt. Harlan Jackson of the Washington State Patrol and Sgt. Dan Boardley of the Everett Police Department - responded to the request from the San Juan County Sheriff's office.
They used a water cannon to open the briefcase and determined there was not a bomb.
The street was reopened at 3:45 p.m. The two officers boarded a ferry to return to the mainland.