Suspicious package on mailbox found empty

Fort Wayne police investigate a suspicious package near a mailbox in the 2100 block of Inwood Ave. on Oct. 21, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A suspicious package prompted a large police investigation in the 2100 block of Inwood Drive Saturday afternoon.

Fort Wayne police said a U.S. postman called 911 after seeing a cardboard box on top of a mailbox without an address.

Around 2 p.m. officers arrived along with the FWPD Hazardous Devices Unit. Police used a robot equipped with an x-ray device to scan the box.

Police confirmed to NewsChannel 15 the box was found to be empty.

It’s unclear who left the box on the the mailbox.

A nearby office park was evacuated during the investigation.