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A suspicious package in Funchal closed streets and some places evacuated nearby. Bomb disposal unit was called and they scanned the suspect package which was a red suitcase.

The police apparatus in downtown Funchal was eventually found to be a false alarm generated by an abandoned red suitcase near the General Headquarters on Avenida Zarco.

Already after the security forces analyzed the suitcase and found that there was apparently no reason to alarm, they found only clothing inside the bag.

At this point the various security forces have demobilized and the space is again unrestricted.

It is recalled that several streets were closed to traffic between the Bank of Portugal and Avenida do Mar, and some commercial establishments were evacuated, including the Golden Gate.