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BRONX, N.Y. — Police were clearing the scene after rendering a suspicious package that was found in the Bronx as harmless.

The device, which several reports indicate was a pressure cooker without wires, was found on Wednesday evening, according to PIX 11 News. Part of the Major Deegan Expressway, a major thoroughfare connecting New York City’s boroughs, was closed for a time since the package was found under the highway overpass at East 134th Street and Alexander Avenue.

A bomb squad responded to the scene to assist.

Police also said another suspicious package was found in SoHo, near Mercer and Grand streets, but that has been cleared as well.

Stay with FOX 61 for updates as this story develops.

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