OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland Police investigated a suspicious package Thursday afternoon while evacuating nearby businesses for their safety.

At 3:25, Oakland Police tweeted a request for vehicle and pedestrian traffic to stay out of the area 300 block of Embarcadero while they investigated the suspicious object.

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About two hours later, Oakland police tweeted that the device was not an explosive and that the area would reopen to the public.

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Additional details about the incident were not immediately available.