Suspicious container prompts heavy police response in Norwalk

Norwalk police and the Stamford Bomb Squad responded to reports Monday night of a suspicious package in the parking lot of a busy shopping plaza.



Police say the package was left at 380 Main Ave., leading them to block off the area from customers.



News 12 is told that a woman called police saying she saw someone put a metal container with duct tape on the ground before walking away. The Stamford Bomb Squad says it conduced X-rays and found an unknown liquid inside the pot, which they tested.



The squad was able to quickly eliminate any safety concerns.



Police say they don't know if the pot was accidentally left in the parking lot or whether the move was deliberate.


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