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Originally published January 11, 2012 at 5:13 AM | Page modified January 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Deputies evict Occupy Seattle from vacant house

King County deputies have evicted nine people from a Seattle house they moved into as part of the Occupy Seattle movement.

The Associated Press

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SEATTLE —

King County sheriff's deputies evicted seven people early Wednesday from a vacant house that had been taken over as part of the Occupy Seattle movement.

Deputies told TV and radio reporters at the scene the seven appeared to be squatters who did not have a political motive. However the house is covered in graffiti, including "no banks, no landlords" and "capitalism is exploitation."

Chief Deputy Steve Strachan says the SWAT team was called out because of reports the home may have been booby trapped. A bomb robot checked a suspicious package and found it was harmless.

The seven left peacefully. No one was arrested.

The house in the city's Central District, near 23rd Avenue and East Jefferson Street, has an out-of-town owner and was in the process of being remodeled.

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