STOW, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities in Stow have cleared a local shopping center following an investigation of a reported suspicious package.

Public safety officials were first called to the area of 117 Great Road Wednesday morning, at The Stow Shopping Plaza where the package was spotted.

Looking over the item, first responders soon called in the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad to further examine the object.

Members of the Bomb Squad later determined the package did not pose a threat, according to a press release. Officials went on to fully re-opened the area of the public around 1:15 p.m.

“We appreciate the assistance from Maynard Police and Fire, Boxborough Fire and Massachusetts State Police in working to determine this item was not a threat,” Stow Police Chief Michael Sallese said in a statement. “We want to remind residents and community members that if you see something, say something.”

Original article posted at 12:09 p.m., Sept. 28

Public safety officials are urging the public to steer clear of the Stow Shopping Plaza during an ongoing suspicious package investigation.

According to Stow Police and Fire, at 11 a.m., they were dispatched to 117 Great Rd. after workers at the plaza noticed the suspicious item and called 911. Crews are waiting on scene for the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad.

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