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The Associated Press

MUKILTEO – The Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route is back in service after a bomb scare.

Washington state ferries spokeswoman Marta Coursey says a Washington State Patrol bomb squad found nothing dangerous in a suspicious backpack on a ferry at Mukilteo.

She says a man who was arrested for making a comment about a bomb remains in custody.

Trooper Keith Leary says the man boarded the ferry Cathlamet Thursday morning at Clinton. He dropped the backpack from the upper deck to the lower deck and said something that other passengers considered a bomb threat. He was arrested at Mukilteo.

Bomb-sniffing dogs checked out the ferry and found nothing dangerous. A bomb squad handled the backpack.

Service was suspended for a couple of hours during the police activity.