Man charged in ‘suspicious package’ at mall

A man has been charged with possessing a “suspicious packages” item, police said in a news release Sunday.

According to the release, officers responded to the store’s shopping center in the 6500 block of W. Madison Avenue and found a package inside.

Police found the package and were able to identify the man and he was taken into custody.

Police said he told them he was a former Marine.

The man is charged with possession of a package of unknown origin and is being held on $5,000 bond.