Yakima police investigate suspicious device near federal courthouse

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A suspicious device near the federal courthouse in downtown Yakima turned out to be PVC pipe filled with concrete.

The device was found in an alley near Yakima Bindery across from the federal courthouse.

Several blocks near 3rd Street and Chestnut were blocked off Tuesday afternoon as police waited for the bomb squad. They have since reopened.

Police took extra precautions since the device was found near the federal building.

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