Drumcastle, Petco evacuated for suspicious package

TOWSON, Md. - A pet store and  a Baltimore County government building were evacuated Monday as authorities searched the Drumcastle Center in Towson for a suspicious package, which turned out to be a cooler. 

A group of county employees huddled together on a corner in the 6400 block of York Road for over an hour.

Bombing sniffing dogs and police in tactical uniform were dispatched to the Drumcastle Center at about 4:09 p.m., police said. Two Baltimore County fire engines and an ambulance were also deployed to the empty Drumcastle Center parking lot. 

An officer in a blast suit walked out of the center with a cooler in hand at about 5:30 p.m. 

The neighboring Petco pet supply store was evacuated as a precaution. There were no injuries. 

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