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SeaBus 'Suspicious Package' Turns Out To Be A Walkman (That's An Old Music Player, Kids)

03/11/2015 02:39 EDT | Updated 03/11/2015 02:59 EDT
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SeaBus service and terminals were shut down for several hours on Tuesday due to a suspicious package that turned to be a "very old Walkman-style device."

A passenger discovered the item hidden partially under a seat of the MV Burrard Beaver boat during the evening commute between Vancouver and North Vancouver, said Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan.

The RCMP explosives unit dispatched a bomb-sniffing dog and robot to investigate the "package" which had wires sticking out of it.

"What was found was a very old Walkman-style device. You couldn't tell what it was until the robot got right up to it and it could be viewed from the robot video," Drennan told The Huffington Post B.C.

"We apologize for any inconvenience to passengers but I think most would agree that you have to take all precautions when you don't know what you're dealing with."

Walkmans were a popular portable music device in the '80s and early '90s that played cassettes you had to rewind and fast forward, and if the tape got tangled you had to use a pencil to ... oh never mind.

Drennan said someone probably just didn't want the Walkman anymore.

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