Suspicious package found outside NW Austin 24 Hour Fitness cleared

AUSTIN - A suspicious package was reportedly found outside of a 24 Hour Fitness Monday morning in northwest Austin.

According to the Austin Police Department, the package was found at the gym located at 13804 North U.S. 183 at the service road near Anderson Mill. The report came in shortly after 9 a.m. on New Year's Day.

After a bomb squad investigation, police said components of the device found inside in the package led them to believe it could have been a bomb. Upon further inspection, officials confirmed it contained no explosive materials.

Officials said there is no immediate threat to the public and they are investigating who could have placed the package there.

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