Police determined that the "suspicious package" on Alumni Mall was harmless, and the area is now open for traffic.
The Virginia Tech Police were notified earlier on Friday about a suitcase that had been left by the Squires Eastbound bus stop.
A bomb-sniffing dog did not find anything threatening, but the State Police were brought in to x-ray it and determine conclusively, according to Kevin Foust, deputy chief of police and assistant director of security.
Investigators could not determine something in the x-ray, but the owner was "very cooperative" in working with the police, Foust said.
She opened the suitcase, and after that, the police concluded that it was not a threat.
Shortly before 2 p.m., police opened Alumni Mall for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.