A suitcase left on a Bourbon Street sidewalk early Monday caused New Orleans police to evacuate a business and block off a section of the street. Eventually, the suitcase was opened and found to be empty.

The incident started just after midnight when an officer was flagged down and told a well-dressed middle-age man had placed the suitcase on the sidewalk, according to a New Orleans Police Department news release.

No other details were immediately available.