CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - UPDATE: Police say they located the owner of the package, which was a cooler that contained a cooking pot. The owner stated they placed the cooler outside of the store so they could shop in the mall.
Southpark Mall was evacuated Saturday evening due to reports of a suspicious package in the area of Nordstrom's Department Store, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
CMPD's Bomb Squad along with the Charlotte Fire Dept. Hazmat Team also responded to the mall.
The bomb squad used a robot to conduct a render safe procedure on the package, which authorities said would cause a loud noise in the area. The procedure was succesful and now officers are investigating the contents of the package and determining how it got outside of the mall.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.