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Bay Shore suspicious package turns out to be flour, cops say

Suffolk County police used a robot to inspect

Suffolk County police used a robot to inspect a suspicious package found in the parking lot of a Bay Shore shopping center on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Credit: Rachel Pokorney

Suffolk County police were called to a Bay Shore shopping center parking lot Saturday afternoon after receiving a report of a suspicious package.

A passerby called 911 at about 12:50 p.m. to report the package outside Gardiner Manor Mall off Sunrise Highway, a police spokeswoman said.

Investigators brought a robot to the scene to inspect the package, which was determined to be a package of flour wrapped with duct tape, the spokeswoman said.

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