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All clear given after 'suspicious package' found near Rock Hill post office

(Kristi O'Connor | WBTV) (Kristi O'Connor | WBTV)
ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) -

A suspicious package that was found near a post office in Rock Hill Tuesday morning turned out to be plumber's putty.

A post office employee noticed "some suspicious items" on the sidewalk near the entrance of the building around 9:30 a.m. Rock Hill police and the bomb squad then responded to the post office on West Wilson Street at Black Street around 10:40 a.m. 

The putty, which appeared to be two paint cans held together with tape, was found at the rear end of the post office. Nearby homes were vacated and a portion Black Street was shut down for a time. 

The post office remained open while crews investigated the package. 

The bomb squad determined the "device" was plumber's putty that was taped together. Black Street has since been reopened. 

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