Police blocked off Franklin Street around 1:20 p.m. due to a couple of suspicious items in a white SUV parked outside 260 Franklin St.
Bill Yelenak captured the scene - police have opened all the vehicle's doors and its hatchback.
Another view, by Jed Hresko:
The objects in the SUV, which had racked up an impressive number of parking tickets, turned out to be two propane tanks, according to Janet Mesh, who took this photo:
Downtown street shut as police investigate unattended backpack.