Suspicious package leads to evacuations in Malden

Police evacuated buildings in the area of Malden Square Friday morning due to the discovery of a suspicious, unattended bag, officials said.

The bag was first spotted at about 8:30 a.m., a Malden Fire Department spokesman told Boston.com.

The State police bomb squad was called to the scene, and the bag was later determined to be empty, state police spokesman David Procopio said.

Buildings in the area were briefly evacuated, the fire department official said.

Occupants of an area daycare center were among those evacuated. They were later allowed to return to their space.




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