EAST WILLIAMSBURG — Firefighters raced to a Scholes Street building Wednesday afternoon to investigate a suspicious package, officials said.
Emergency crews responded to 174 Scholes Street, near Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street, after receiving a 911 call about the mysterious item, an FDNY spokesman said.
The details of the package were not immediately clear.
The FDNY was waiting for the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit to identify the package, the fire spokesman added.
The NYPD later determined that the package was harmless, a spokeswoman said.
The scare comes less than two weeks after a suspicious plastic bag shut down nearby Bedford Avenue for about an hour. Takeshi Miyakawa, 50, a renowned furniture designer, was arrested several days later for planting wire-filled "I ♥ NY" bags across Brooklyn and Manhattan and, according to his attorney, was being held for a month-long evaulation.