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Ronkonkoma suspicious package deemed safe, cops say

Suffolk County police dispatched a robot to check

Suffolk County police dispatched a robot to check on a suspicious box in Ronkonkoma on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County police have deemed a suspicious package safe after using a robot to examine it outside a Ronkonkoma home.

The call came in at 1:05 p.m., and police remained on scene at the Beaver Lane residence for more than two hours. They used the robot to inspect the package, which was discarded on a resident’s property earlier in the day.

The box was rendered safe by 2:47 p.m., a police spokeswoman said.

Beaver Lane, closed between Hawthorne and Pamlico avenues as the investigation unfolded, has since reopened.

Authorities did not have any additional information about the package itself.

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