People were evacuated today from Pacific City Hall and the adjoining community center where neighborhood children were eating lunch when a suspicious looking bag was found outside, Pacific police said.
Crews were called to just after noon, when a city employee called 911 about the bag, which turned out to not be an explosive.
A Pacific officer responded, and officers from Algona and Auburn helped set up a perimeter, to treat the bag as a possible explosive device.
A convenience store across the street was also evacuated.
Bomb disposal experts from the Federal Way Police Department determined the bag was not an explosive, and that it appeared to be an intended clothing donation.
Why the bag was left and who left it was not determined, Pacific police spokeswoman Stephanie Shook said.