Calgary police have reopened several streets near Chinook Centre after a suspicious object had them asking the public to stay away on Monday.

The affected area was between 1A Street and Third Street S.W. and 58th Avenue and 60th Avenue S.W.

Police at the scene described the suspicious object as a short length of pipe wrapped with electrical tape that was discovered in a parking lot on the east side of 1A Street between 59th and 60th avenues S.W.

After a review, police said it was not a bomb or explosive.

Police incident

Police were asking the public to stay away from the area between 1A Street and 3rd Street S.W. and 59th Avenue and 60th Avenue S.W., indicated in red on this map. The Chinook Centre mall can be seen two blocks to the left, on the other side of Macleod Trail. (Google Maps)

With files from Monty Kruger