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      Police: Suspicious package in Pawtucket harmless

      Pawtucket police said Friday that a suspicious item left on a sidewalk was apparently an expansion tank for a home heating system.

      Police, firefighters and a bomb squad secured the scene on Roosevelt Avenue just before noon.

      Police Maj. Arthur Martins said authorities believe the item may have fallen from a passing vehicle or been abandoned as trash.

      Neighbors were told to shelter in place. There was no evacuation order.

      Police cleared the scene about an hour later.

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