CENTERVILLE — A package wrapped in brown duct tape closed Main Street from Parrish Lane to Chase Lane for about 30 minutes Wednesday.
The package turned out to be flour.
A woman spotted the package near 650 N. Main St., near a fire hydrant, said South Davis Metro Agency Fire Deputy Chief Jeff Bassett.
“She cut it open, and white powder came out of it,” Bassett said.
The woman, who did not get any of the substance on her, called 911 at 1:52 p.m. to report it.
The Davis County sheriff’s bomb squad, along with South Davis Metro Fire Agency’s hazmat crew and the Davis County Health Department Environmental Services, arrived at the scene.
“The bomb squad X-rayed the package and found no explosives,” Bassett said.
No homes in the area were evacuated, and the package was turned over to the hazmat crew.
“Someone took a regular plastic bag, filled it with flour, then they taped it to look like a package and put it next to the fire hydrant,” Bassett said.
Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the package is asked to call the Centerville Police Department at 801-292-8441.