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The Erie County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and agents from the federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms unit took a “suspicious package” found by a man on Sunshine Drive in Amherst to examine it as a precautionary measure.

Amherst Police Lt. Bruce Mann said a man who lives in the 100 block of Sunshine Drive off Sweet Home Road noticed the package in the roadway near Sweet Home and took the closed package home with him. Worrying about its possible contents the man called Amherst police at about 6:30 P.M. Thursday.

Mann said the Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and the ATF took the package away for examination. . The name of the man who found the package was not disclosed by law enforcement officials. A public announcement on the results of the examination of the package is expected to come from the Sheriff’s Office sometime today.