Scene cleared after Germantown police incident

October 2, 2012 3:30:27 PM PDT
Police activity led to the evacuation of several businesses along Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia's Germantown section Tuesday morning.

Authorities were called just before 9:30 a.m. to a former Social Security office, located near the intersection of Germantown and Haines avenues.

After about a half hour, authorities deemed the situation under control and cleared the scene.

During the investigation, local businesses were evacuated and nearby Germantown High School was placed in lockdown as a precaution.