KITTERY, Maine(NEWS CENTER) -- A section of Route 1 in Kitterywas shut down Friday afternoon as policeinvestigateda report of a suspicious package.
Kittery Police said a call came in just after noon Friday for a suspicious bag at the corner of Route 1 and Hunter Avenue. A large blue duffel bag was found at the bottom of a stop sign near John Paul Jones Park.
Kittery police and fire departments formed a perimeter around the bag, and the State Police Bombs and Explosives Unit was called in to investigate.
Police determined the bag was justfilled with clothing after a woman came forward claiming the bag was her's.
Chrystal Ryan from Portland said she left the bag at a bus stop and went up the street to visit a friend. When she came back to retrieve her bag, she noticed the road was blocked off.
Kittery's police chief said Friday afternoon that even though there was nothing dangerous in the bag, authorities were taking all precautions in light of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Route 1 was reopened to traffic around 4:30 p.m. Friday.