PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The bomb squad was called out and roads were shut down in the Cultural District in Downtown Friday night due to a suspicious item.

According to emergency dispatchers, the first call came in around 7:20 p.m. about a suspicious package found outside of the Arts Building.

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Police closed off Liberty Avenue between 9th and Wood Streets while the bomb squad checked out the situation.

Officials also re-route Port Authority buses.

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However, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports the package was later found to be a water meter reading device.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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