The Latest: Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol
Posted July 12
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Latest on a police lockdown of the Washington state Capitol campus: (all times local):
The Washington State Patrol says a lockdown at the state Capitol campus in Olympia has been lifted.
The patrol said in an email alert that troopers conducted a thorough search Wednesday after reports of suspicious noises. The patrol says nothing was found.
The agency says all operations are back to normal. Buildings are no longer on lockdown.
Troopers will maintain an increased presence on the campus.
The Washington State Patrol says troopers and other officers are responding to an incident at the state Capitol campus in Olympia.
Patrol spokesman Kyle Moore told The Associated Press that he didn't immediately know what prompted the police response Wednesday morning. He says the state Department of Enterprise has initiated a campus-wide lockdown.
Authorities are telling people to remain in buildings. They're also asking the public not to come to campus.
Moore says Gov. Jay Inslee and first lady Trudi Inslee are safe.