Stretch of 5th Avenue Reopens After Suspicious Package Scare

Police reopened a stretch of Fifth Avenue in midtown on Friday night after the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package. 

The red package was left between 51st and 52nd streets sometime before 7:30 p.m.

A woman told police that she saw a man drop the package. She says that when she told him he dropped it, he took off.

The bomb squad arrived at the scene shortly before 7:45 p.m. and determined the suspicious package to be empty gift boxes. 

The stretch was reopened to pedestrians and vehicles just before 8 p.m. It's just a block north of St. Patrick's Cathedral. The FBI recently warned of a terror threat to U.S. churches over the holiday weekend. 

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