UPDATE: Suspicious package ruled to be a lens case
Reports of a suspicious black cylinder in the 400 block of Chestnut Street turned out to be a lens case.
UPDATE: A suspicious package found in downtown Chattanooga was determined to be an abandoned case for a camera lens.
Around 1:45pm Thursday, reports of a suspicious black cylinder that was found on the sidewalk in the 400 block of Chestnut Street prompted police to investigate.
CPD's Bomb Squad was dispatched to the scene.
Visitors to the nearby Creative Discovery Museum were asked to stay away from windows. The Museum's entrance has been closed.
A person who left the suspicious item was caught on security footage.
People in nearby businesses were asked to stay inside until the situation was resolved.