Pittsburgh Bureau of Police investigators responded to a report of an unattended package or device on the North Shore riverwalk near the Clemente Bridge around 10:45 a.m.
A man walking on the trail noticed the package and flagged down an officer. The officer determined that the package was suspicious and that it appeared to be a potentially harmful device.
Police immediately closed the Clemente Bridge, Riverwalk and nearby businesses. The Coast Guard halted river traffic.
The Bomb Squad responded and sent a robot down to examine the device, then a Bomb Squad investigator in a bomb suit. After investigating, Bomb Squad officials determined that the device was not harmful.
Police are investigating. No arrests at this time.
The Bridge and businesses reopened around 12:30 p.m.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.