Bomb Scare in Harvard Square - Update

The bomb scare in Harvard Square turned out to be just that - a scare.

Although there were conflicting reports as to what exactly prompted the scare, an official on the scene said the source of the scare was "a suspicious package in the mailbox" in front of the Bank of America and that the bomb squad "took care of it."

The portion of Massachusetts Avenue directly in front of the bank was closed while authorities investigated, but reopened after they deemed the threat over, just before 11 a.m.

Eric Ortiz contributed to this report.

Video by Maria Burns Ortiz

Photos by Eric Ortiz

Mass Ave was cordoned off in front of Bank of America.

The bomb squad used robotic equipment to inspect the scene.

The robot checked out the mailbox containing the source of the threat.

The street was reopened after officials on the scene deemed the threat over.