ITHACA, N.Y. -- An Ithaca man was arrested in connection with a suspicious package located in the Ithaca Commons. Police arrested Matthew Whitney, 37, on Wednesday.
Officers responded to the commons on October 11th where an unknown package was found outside of the Bank of America.
The Commons was closed for nearly four hours that day.
Whitney was charged with felony placing a false bomb or hazardous substance. It is unclear what was in the package at this time.