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All-clear given after ‘suspicious package’ downtown turns out to be trash

Image from scene on July 10, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police set up a perimeter in downtown Indianapolis Tuesday in response to a reported suspicious package that turned out to be trash.

According to officials, the refuse was discovered at the central post office downtown. A large police presence was seen in the area as a precaution.

Part of South Street was shut down to vehicles and pedestrians as police investigated.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police said security missed the garbage during a routine sweep. It was discovered later, prompting the large police presence downtown.

The all-clear has been given.

Photo of the device from IMPD