Suspicious envelope found in downtown Scottsdale

Posted at 4:31 PM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 18:54:29-05

An envelope that was thought to be a suspicious package shut down an area near Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on Friday afternoon, authorities said. 

According to the Scottsdale Fire Department, the envelope was found to be suspicious.

A hazmat crew and a police bomb canine cleared the envelope as "safe for transport," Scottsdale firefighters told ABC15. The envelope will be sent to a state lab where the contents will be analyzed. 

The incident happened at the Scottsdale Waterfront shopping area near the Olive & Ivy restaurant.

Officials have not said who the envelope was shipped to.

Stay with ABC15 for updates.