The alert in the tourist area of Kapparis in Paralimni which was cordoned off due to a suspicious object ended after two and a half hours since the suspicious object was not finally an explosive device.
As ascertained the waist bag contained a wooden box with items usually used by fishermen.
The suspicious item was found on the pavement, near a block of flats and was spotted by a civilian walking in the area. There were suspicions that it might be an explosive device and for this reason extraordinary measures were taken just in case.
Orders had been given so that the block of flats as well as nearby houses would be evacuated.
Police investigations will in an effort to find the person who left the item in the area.