Authorities deem potential suspicious device harmless

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a potential suspicious device seen underwater along the base of Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront was deemed harmless.

The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday afternoon that a 150-yard safety zone that had been created was removed.

The Coast Guard said earlier that divers from the Global Diving and Salvage company reported a potential suspicious device at about 11:30 a.m. Monday.

It wasn’t clear what they determined the device to be.

The U.S. Coast Guard worked with the Seattle Police Department in the incident.

The state ferries continued to run as scheduled from nearby Colman Dock at Pier 52.