Local, state and federal authorities responded Saturday morning to a report of a suspicious device at a gas station in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Boxborough police responded to the Gulf Station, located at 1425 Massachusetts Ave., around 12:35 p.m. for a suspicious item near a tree alongside the station, police said.
The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the scene.
Out of an abundance of caution, the immediate area around the station was evacuated, and traffic was temporarily diverted around the area.
Just before 1 p.m., Boxborough police said on Twitter that Massachusetts Avenue between Interstate 495 and Burroughs and Hill roads was closed for an emergency.
The investigating agencies determined the item was not dangerous, and it was identified as a container used for geocaching.
The gas station and road have since re-opened.