SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Arson & Bomb squad was called to investigate a suspicious package near the Roderick Ireland Courthouse on Wednesday.

According to Springfield Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi, the courthouse was partially evacuated as the Arson & Bomb squad secured the perimeter to x-ray the package, which appears to be a large white suitcase. The Springfield Arson & Bomb squad arrived, suited up, and x-rayed the suitcase to determine its contents.

Calvi told 22News, that the Arson & Bomb squad determined that the suitcase was empty. He added that the investigation is now being turned over to police who will review security footage to determine who left the package at the courthouse.

22News is covering this story and will update as soon as additional information is released.