Main Street reopens following suspicious package report
Rockland — Main Street in Rockland has reopened after being closed due to a report of a suspicious package found near a trash bin in front of Key Bank.
Police shut down Main Street from The Strand to Park Street Thursday, June 5, as they investigated a suspicious package found by a trash bin in front of Key Bank.
Rockland Police Deputy Chief Wally Tower said there was a report of a male who left a small package on the sidewalk in front of the bank.
As police were waiting for a bomb squad from Maine State Police to arrive, they located the man, who showed police the package. It was not an explosive, according to Tower.
All traffic on the street was blocked and pedestrians were not allowed in the area. Businesses were also evacuated as a precaution.
Rockland Police and Rockland Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene to investigate.
594-4401 ext. 125
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