Suspicious package that closed Market Square believed to be a camera
April 23, 2014 10:41 PM
Market Square is roped off after reports of a suspicious package.
Pittsburgh police investigate a suspicious package in Market Square.
A suspicious package that Pittsburgh emergency crews, including the bomb squad, investigated in Market Square this afternoon is believed to be a pinhole camera, city police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.
Crews responded at 6 p.m., an Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor said.
By 7:30 p.m., they had removed a canister adhered to the back of a one-way sign outside Chipotle, and the police perimeter was taken down.
Ms. Toler said the cameras capture images over a period of days by slowly exposing an image that filters through the "pinhole" punched in the side of a light-proof container.