(WBEN) Niagara Falls Police stopped a car on Elmwood Avenue Friday morning-- and called in State Police bomb technicians in light of the situation in Boston.
A State Police robot was investigating and moving in on a a package inside the vehicle, a Nissan with Massachusetts license plates, near 11:30 Friday morning .
That search found nothing suspicious. Police say the search was the result of an "overabundance of caution." A National Guardsman alerted police to the car. Police say the two individuals told them they were heading to the Falls and were visiting friends. Police say the two were cooperative during the search.
The all clear was given just after noon. The pair was allowed to leave with their vehicle. The driver was issued a traffic violation.
WBEN's Steve Cichon provides these on-scene photos, which include the vehicle with Massachusetts license plates, above, and below against a pole behind the City Market in the Falls