Annapolis Mall store evacuated due to suspicious package

A suspicious package reported in a clothing store in Annapolis Mall Thursday afternoon caused the store to be evacuated for about an hour while a bomb squad responded, Anne Arundel County police said.

An investigation found that the duffel bags in question contained only personal belongings, according to Lt. T.J. Smith, a police spokesman.

"Some bags were stacked up that looked suspicious, and they took all precautions" to make sure the area was safe, Smith said.

The package was reported in Nordstrom just after 4 p.m., and police announced the incident was over just before 5 p.m.

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