HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Downtown streets around Strawberry Square were closed for about two hours Thursday afternoon while police investigated a bomb threat.
Officers were called to investigate after a woman saw a man place the backpack in a trash can in the area of North Third and Market streets around 4 p.m.
The man reportedly told the woman “there might be a bomb” in the backpack, investigators said.
Authorities x-rayed the backpack and found it contained only a candle.
They said the person responsible will face charges if caught.
Police cleared the scene just before 6 p.m.