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Suspicious package found in downtown Buffalo parking lot

A suspicious package containing a non-hazardous substance described as a skin irritant was removed Wednesday afternoon from a car in a downtown Buffalo parking lot.

Buffalo firefighters, police and the hazmat team responded to the scene at about 11:40 a.m., Buffalo Fire Department Deputy Commissioner Johnathan Eaton said. One block of Swan Street near Coca-Cola Field, between Washington and Main streets, was closed to traffic.

The package contained a substance which Eaton described as "harmless." It was taken away for further testing by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Eaton said.

"The package was delivered at a different location and the person unknowingly brought it to this location," he said.

After the materials were removed from the vehicle, the owner got behind the wheel of his car and drove away at about 2 p.m.

The matter remains under investigation, he said.

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