Police respond to reports of suspicious package

Police were called to a home in Soundview this morning after reports of a suspicious package.



The incident happened around 11:00 a.m. on Ward Avenue where police say there was a suspicious package in the basement of a building.



The fire department and police were all on the scene, but they say it was a false alarm.



A resident who lives in the neighborhood told News 12 The Bronx police came to her home and told her to evacuate because there could be a bomb in the area.



There is no word yet on what was inside the package.


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