Bangor Police officers walk toward a mobile command center after investigating a suspicious package on Park Street in Bangor August 30, 2021. Credit: Sawyer Loftus / BDN

A suspicious package outside a Bangor business that prompted police to close two downtown streets and evacuate nearby buildings Monday turned out not to be hazardous.

Bangor police received a call from a business at 157 Park St. at 10:42 a.m. Monday reporting the suspicious package, said Sgt. Wade Betters, spokesperson for the Bangor Police Department.

Police confirmed shortly before 1:45 p.m. that the package didn’t pose a danger.

Police closed Center and Park streets as well as a portion of Somerset Street while the bomb squad investigated.

The building at 157 Park St. houses a number of businesses and is located across from Maine Yarn and Fiber Supply/One Lupine and next to Wicked Brew cafe.

Allyson Nadeau and Taylor Pomroy were busy opening up Maine Yarn and Fiber Supply when they saw police officers speed up the street and stop right in the middle of it, Pomroy said.

Nadeau said it was her last day working at the shop, but otherwise it was business as usual.

Nadeau and Pomroy were among the dozen or so people who were evacuated from the area as police secured the scene. A group of construction workers sat on a portion of the sidewalk along Somerset Street while another group of people waited nearby for their building to reopen.

Betters said an investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Sawyer Loftus

Sawyer Loftus is a reporter covering Old Town, Orono and the surrounding areas. A recent graduate of the University of Vermont, Sawyer grew up in Vermont where he's worked for Vermont Public Radio, The...