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Suspicious package Downtown determined to be remote device to read a water meter

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Friday, July 22, 2016, 8:24 p.m.
Pittsburgh police shut down Liberty Avenue  between 9th and Wood streets to vehicles around 8 p.m. Friday to investigate a suspicious object with wiring sitting on the sidewalk outside the entrance to a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gallery, office and storage space at 818 Liberty. Around 8:25 p.m., police and fire waited for bomb experts to arrive and determine whether the object posed a threat.
Natasha Lindstrom | Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh police shut down Liberty Avenue between 9th and Wood streets to vehicles around 8 p.m. Friday to investigate a suspicious object with wiring sitting on the sidewalk outside the entrance to a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gallery, office and storage space at 818 Liberty. Around 8:25 p.m., police and fire waited for bomb experts to arrive and determine whether the object posed a threat.
Pittsburgh police shut down Liberty Avenue  between 9th and Wood streets to vehicles around 8 p.m. Thursday to investigate a suspicious object with wiring sitting on the sidewalk outside the entrance to a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gallery, office and storage space at 818 Liberty. Around 8:25 p.m., police and fire waited for bomb experts to arrive and determine whether the object posed a threat.
Natasha Lindstrom | Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh police shut down Liberty Avenue between 9th and Wood streets to vehicles around 8 p.m. Thursday to investigate a suspicious object with wiring sitting on the sidewalk outside the entrance to a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gallery, office and storage space at 818 Liberty. Around 8:25 p.m., police and fire waited for bomb experts to arrive and determine whether the object posed a threat.

Police closed a section of Liberty Avenue Friday evening after receiving a report of a suspicious package that was later determined to be a remote device to read a water meter, according to Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

Liberty Avenue and 9th Street were closed at about 8 p.m. while police investigated, and traffic was diverted from the area, Toler said.

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