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UPDATE AT 12:13 P.M.: The items in the package were determined to be road flares, according to Seattle police. Residents are now being allowed back into the building.

ORIGINAL POST: An apartment complex in West Seattle has been evacuated as the Seattle Police Department’s bomb squad checks out a “suspicious package” that resembles a box of dynamite, police said.

Members of the department’s Arson/Bomb Squad has just arrived at the building, in the 4500 block of 42nd Avenue Southwest, and will be checking out the package, according to police spokesman Mark Jamieson.

The call originally went to the Seattle Fire Department, which made the decision to evacuate the building, Jamieson said.