A suspicious package prompted a brief evacuation of a portion of the Market Square Mall in Potsdam Tuesday.
Police responded to the scene at around 3:30 p.m. and discovered a suitcase chained to a post near gas lines.
The suitcase contained a 20 pound tank of propane.
Because the tank was left near gas lines, officials evacuated the area.
Police were able to locate the owner of the propane tank, who said he left it there temporarily and planned to take the tank home with him on the bus.
Everyone was permitted back into nearby buildings.
No charges were filed.