Police: ‘Suspicious item’ found at Albany shopping plaza turned out to be a soup canister

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Following an investigation and x-ray scan, the ‘suspicious item’ found at the University Plaza Tuesday night was a container of soup.

Several law enforcement agencies responded to a possible HAZMAT situation at the University Plaza Tuesday night. A silver canister was found in the bushes at 1225 Western Ave in front of the Pet Supplies Plus store.

New York State Police, Albany police, University at Albany campus police, and the fire department were called to the scene.

NYSP were able to determine the item was not a bomb after an x-ray revealed the contents inside the canister was soup.

State police will dispose of the item.

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