A spokesman for the Boston Police confirmed officers responded to Whole Foods at 11:57 a.m., and that the scene has been cleared.
Original story: Universal Hub is reporting that a suspicious package at the Symphony Whole Foods has prompted an evacuation and police response.
Authorities were alerted to an unattended silver briefcase in the Westland Avenue store around noon Wednesday, according to editor Adam Gaffin:
Unattended silver briefcase emptying Symphony Whole Foods, BFD, BPD on the way— Adam Gaffin (@universalhub) March 19, 2014
Bomb squad suiting up to check out suspicious pkg in Whole Foods near Symphony Hall. pic.twitter.com/FGywVIW6xs— Dan Hausle (@dhausleon7) March 19, 2014
All roped off, police and ambulance response outside Symphony Whole Foods. pic.twitter.com/GgJ4KCeKRR— Steve Annear (@steveannear) March 19, 2014
Boston.com will provide more updates as they become available.