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Greenburgh Police: Suspicious Package Just A Security Sensor

This story was updated at 12:20 p.m.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - An item found on Central Park Avenue in Greenburgh that was reported as a suspicious package Thursday morning was a security sensor from a clothing store, police said.

The sensor had been wrapped in aluminum foil and was making a clicking noise, said Greenburgh Police Chief Joseph DeCarlo. The Westchester County Bomb Squad, the Hartsdale Fire Department and Greenburgh Police were all at the scene.

All stores and homes within 300 feet of where the item was found had been evacuated but were allowed to return to their homes or businesses, police said. Highview Elementary School, which was more than 300 feet away, had not been evacuated but had been alerted to the possibility that the building would have to be evacuated.

Someone had noticed the item, which was right in front of Montaage Furniture Store, shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday and went to the Hartsdale Fire Department to report it.

A Montaage Furniture Store employee said a member of the Hartsdale Fire Department entered the store around 11:15 a.m. and told her and her coworkers to leave the premise immediately. The employee said they had to wait in the parking lot of Trader Joe's across the street.

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