Police in Barre, Vermont, say a suspicious package containing wires found in a downtown parking lot on Monday morning, turned out to be just a hand warmer.
Authorities said a pedestrian pointed out what was believed to be a suspicious package in the parking lot of the Rite Aid on Main Street to a nearby officer at 9:38 a.m.
As a precaution, the area in front of the drug store was cleared of people and traffic was diverted away from the location.
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The Vermont State Police squad was also called in.
Upon investigation, the bomb squad determined that the package was a partial disassembled electronic hand warmer. Authorities disassembled the device further and then reopened the area.