LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Penn Square in the city of Lancaster has been reopened after police found suspicious packages at the entrance of Fulton Bank.

In an updated social media statement, Lancaster police have confirmed that the suspicious packages in the area were found to be miscellaneous items. The statement also said that there was no further threat to the public, and the area around Penn Square has been re-opened.

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On Wednesday morning around 8:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to Fulton Bank for a report of two suspicious packages left behind at the entrance of the building by a subject, who was no longer on the scene.

The road was blocked at W. King and N. Prince St., as well as S. Queen St. and W. Vine St. for several hours to both pedestrians and traffic. Nearby businesses were evacuated until it was discovered through investigation that the packages were harmless around 12:45 p.m.

Below are images from the scene:

Lancaster City police officers continue to investigate the circumstances regarding who placed the packages at the location and why.

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