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Greenville police reopen downtown Greenville after suspicious package found

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The red toolbox (Courtesy: Gary Blackburn) The red toolbox (Courtesy: Gary Blackburn)
Police downtown (Courtesy: Gary Blackburn) Police downtown (Courtesy: Gary Blackburn)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville police are investigating after a suspicious package was found in downtown Greenville Saturday afternoon.

Police said a passerby spotted a small red toolbox on a a flowerbed near the intersection of North Main Street and West North Street around 1 p.m.

Police blocked off several blocked along Main Street and the Greenville County bomb squad was called in. The bomb squad's robot was utilized to investigate.

"Pedestrian and vehicular traffic has been seized for the entire block," Officer Gilberto Franco said via e-mail. "Nearby businesses have been notified to lock down until further notice."

Just before 3:30 p.m. FOX Carolina's crew at the scene said police officers cleared the scene and reopened the street to pedestrians and vehicles.

Greenville County deputies reported that the county bomb squad team inspected the package and determined that there was no danger.

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