Suspicious Package Closes Center City Street

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    Police are investigating the report of a suspicious package in Center City.

    A suspicious package caused a stir in Center City Philadelphia Friday morning.

    The package, described by Philadelphia Police as having tape wrapped around it, was found on the 1200 block of Pearl Street -- a short distance north of the Vine Street Expressway -- around 10:40 a.m.

    Police said people were being cleared from the area.

    As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a short time later you could see people gathered on the sidewalk nearby as police investigated along the closed street. A few minutes later the bomb squad exploded the package.

    Police said the package wound up not being dangerous and the scene was cleared before 11:30 a.m.