Police: Unattended envelope in Sheridan Plaza not a threat

Sheridan Plaza Police ResponseSchenectady police check out an unattended package found at the VA Primary Care Practice in Sheridan Plaza Tuesday.
Sheridan Plaza Police Response

Schenectady police check out an unattended package found at the VA Primary Care Practice in Sheridan Plaza Tuesday.

SCHENECTADY — An unattended package near the VA Primary Care Practice in Sheridan Plaza led to a police response out of caution today, police said.

The package, a large envelope, turned out to be nothing harmful.

The package was spotted leaning against the outside wall of the plaza, near the clinic, at about 11 a.m. There were no threats associated with the package.

Police and sheriff’s deputies responded. A sheriff’s bomb-sniffing canine arrived at the scene shortly after noon and was led around the package and the surrounding area but did not detect anything harmful.

The plaza remained open throughout.

From The Daily Gazette