Police in East Hampton were investigating on East High Street on Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious package was brought to the police department.
East Hampton officials said a concern citizen found the package and brought it to the department.
A bomb squad responded to the scene to help with the investigation.
The package contained a small cylindrical object wrapped in what appeared to be duct tape and a wick, about the same dimensions as a coffee can.
Town Hall was evacuated but people were later let back into the building.
Officials said the object was inert.
The scene has since been cleared however the investigation is ongoing.
East Hampton police said they would like to remind the community not to handle suspicious items but rather request an officer to come evaluate it where it is found.
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