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Lightsaber, homemade, shut down Seattle bus tunnel, police say

Mark Baugh, left, and Ricky Lizardo simulate a fight with their lightsabers while waiting for the midnight showing of "Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 18, 2005. (AP Photo/Jakub Mosur) AP

Police say an abandoned homemade lightsaber, resembling the fictional weapon featured in Star Wars, was responsible for briefly closing the downtown Seattle bus tunnel on Sunday, April 27, 2013.
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(CBS/AP) SEATTLE - Police say an abandoned homemade lightsaber was responsible for briefly shutting down the Seattle downtown bus tunnel Sunday night.

A tunnel security guard reportedly found a suspicious looking device and called police, who shut down the tunnel while the bomb squad was called to investigate.

The device was later determined to be the handle of a homemade lightsaber, the fictional laser-saber that Jedis use in the Star Wars universe.

Police say the lightsaber was constructed of a flashlight, a plastic toy, duct tape, battery and a string.

Case closed, tunnel open.

  • Crimesider Staff

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